Mad or Nah

‘Mad or Nah?’: Philly residents react to staff shortages, poor conditions at local jails

The Philadelphia Inquirer last week reported 40% of posts were left unstaffed in the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, resulting in conditions that officers and detainees alike say are dangerous and inhumane. A video dated Sept. 30 shows a detainee at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility being brutally stabbed while no guard was on duty. #philadelphia #covid19 #police Blanche Carney, the Commissioner for Philadelphia Prisons, said Americans are leaving their jobs in record numbers and prisons are being hit especially hard.

P.O.C., a partner in WHYY’s News and Information Community Exchange, hit the streets of Philadelphia to see how residents feel about staff shortages and worsening conditions at Philly jails.

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