Families demand change from DOC on violence, retaliation from officers at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center
Families are demanding change from the Department of Corrections and the Correction Officers Benevolent Association after they say violence and retaliation have worsened at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center.
This comes a few days after front-line workers at Rikers Island also protested against the violence they say is brought on by the inmates.
While both groups may have different causes of concern, they seem to focus on the same need, which they say is more oversight into what actually goes on at the prison.
The Department of Corrections says they are dealing with staffing issues. They say approximately 3,000 of their 8,000 staff are either calling out sick or not working with incarcerated people.
Families are set to gather at the Horizon Juvenile Detention Center at 3 p.m. on Friday.