Attacks increasing on Kansas prison guards because of staff shortage, union says / LJWorld.com

“It’s a correctional facility,” Barclay said of the Lansing prison, which has 2,300 inmates. “We’re not housing people who have a propensity toward good behavior.”

Seriously. I am not making light of understaffing in corrections. At all. BUT I do think that the public doesn't understand these are rough places to work. Inmates do not just suddenly start being non-criminals when they go to prison. That quote just made me crack up because I can almost hear the tired resignation behind it.

It would be like if the press suddenly decided to get all worked up about "ER nurse punched and kicked last week!" It would be "why pick that incident over every other night?"