As a result, that prison block was put on lockdown.
to balance the state budget, Gov. Quinn has said that he would
reduce staff and release prisoners at the two Lincoln prisons. A 37
percent cut in staff is scheduled to take place later this month.
The staff fears that further incidents of this type will increase
as the inmate-to-guard population changes. "If you don't have the
people, they just explode these incidents; they become larger," said
John Black, president of Local 2073 of the American Federation of
State, County and Municipal Employees.