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Jail problems festered for years

Karger: Survey shows 'utter collapse' in jail culture

9:49 PM, Apr. 30, 2013
Panelists speak at a meeting Tuesday of an independent jail review panel at the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
Panelists speak at a meeting Tuesday of an independent jail review panel at the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
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Some corrections officers working at the Marathon County Jail have waited for years to get basic training for their jobs and many jail employees have reported dismal working conditions there for years.

Those were among the facts that a special panel convened to address problems within the jail learned about Tuesday.

The panel was named after jail security came under intense scrutiny following a March 27 attack on two corrections officers by an inmate at the facility. Julie Christensen, 36, remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with injuries suffered ...

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