Calls to Better Protect Corrections Officers

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WILKES-BARRE -- A two-day prison uprising in Delaware that led to the death of corrections officer there stirred up strong feelings in Luzerne County.

Just six months ago, Luzerne County Corrections Officer Kristopher Moules died during a fight with an inmate. Both men ended up dead after falling down an elevator shaft at the jail in Wilkes-Barre.

"It's just a shame, it really is a shame."

Charles Harris of Ashley has several friends and family members who work as corrections officers in Luzerne County and Schuylkill County.

He worries about them and hopes the deadly hostage situation in Delaware leads to changes that protect corrections officers.

"They have nothing to arm themselves with," said Harris. "I would like to see more corrections officers and give them better pay."

For people like George Moyer of Pittston, his heart goes out to the family of the fallen corrections officer in Delaware. He hopes the state, at least, takes care of them.

"The family shouldn't have to want for anything anymore, period. The guy was the breadwinner, putting his life on the line every day," said Moyer.

5 comments

  • i quit..

    Jails would be safer if they were no summer camps. DEATH ROW IS A JOKE just telling inmates go ahead kill again.

  • WarningFakeNews

    Change prisons. Go to Lackawanna County (see other story) where they have multiple guards out since SUMMER on PAID LEAVE while they investigate allegations that the guards were fooling around with inmates.

  • Scott

    I’m really upset at the negro community for not ripping up the county after those cops through my brother down the elevator shaft

  • Scott

    Can’t take the heat get out the kitchen. Americans are weak finger pointing and always blame others for their pathetic lives

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