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Report: Wausau jail among state's poorest staffed

Officer remains hospitalized after inmate attack

8:14 PM, Mar. 30, 2013
Marathon County jail inmates watch TV and play games to pass the time in 2010.
Marathon County jail inmates watch TV and play games to pass the time in 2010.
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The Marathon County Jail was considered dangerously understaffed in a 2007 study, and it had one fewer employee Wednesday when an inmate attacked and critically injured a corrections officer, Daily Herald Media has learned.

The 2007 report generated by consultants Dennis Kimme and Gary Bowker, along with Marathon County Jail Administrator Bob Dickman, documented conditions in the jail and identified weaknesses meant to be addressed in future renovations or expansions. The study, which the county submitted Friday to Daily Herald Media , found that Marathon County fell sharply below ...

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