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Millions allocated to make a federal prison safer


“It’s a big victory for the citizens of the united states, because how we treat our correctional officers and how we treat our inmates really matters. This makes everybody safer,” explained Cartwright.

$180 million dollars is now earmarked to help make federal prisons safer. It comes after a corrections officer was murdered in the line of duty.

This fight for funding has been on U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s agenda since 2013 when corrections officer, Eric Williams, was brutally murdered by an inmate at USP Canaan.

10 years ago Representative Cartwright has sworn into congress, a tragedy early on would influence much of his work during his time in office.

“Eric was a correctional officer at the Canaan facility when he was attacked by a savagely, violent prisoner,” stated Cartwright.

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