Prison guards rally against inmate increases

CROWN HEIGHTS - Prison guards scared for their lives and their jobs spoke out at city hall against maximizing inmate populations.Corrections Officers for Change says a proposal to maximize prison populations throughout the state will lead to overcrowding in New York?s prisons. The group says the new proposal will lead to rates of one guard for every 120 inmates. Patricia Patterson, a 20-year veteran of Brooklyn?s correction facilities, calls the possible increase a return to the ?bad old days.?State Senator Eric Adams joined the officers at the rally and called for officials to open more prisons instead of packing operating jails to maximum capacity.

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