WAUSAU - This week we told you about two Marathon County corrections officers attacked by an inmate. Now the Wausau Daily Herald says a consultants' report concluded the Marathon County Jail was so understaffed that employees could be in danger.
This report came out six years ago. This week, staffing was even lower at the time the inmate attacked the officers.
The Daily Herald report quotes Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger as saying he doesn't think staffing levels contributed to Wednesday's attack.
The 2007 report says Marathon County's staff-to-inmate ratio was too low to appropriately manage inmates.
The inmate attack Wednesday left a 36-year-old female guard hospitalized in critical condition.
We'll be at a press conference Tuesday morning to bring you an update on the situation.
STEVENS POINT - Stevens Point police want your help finding suspects in two possible stabbings. The stabbings happened early Friday morning and early Sunday morning near downtown Stevens Point.
Friday, four young men got into a fight on Main Street. One man said he was stabbed in the chest. Police say the suspect is a black man in his mid-20s, about 5' 9" tall, with a muscular build and short hair. The victim was treated at the hospital and released.
Sunday morning, police responded to an incident at 2nd Street and Crosby Avenue. Witnesses heard glass breaking and people yelling about a stabbing. Police don't have a victim or suspect description in that case, but they don't believe the two stabbings are connected.
If you have any information about the stabbings, call Detective Sgt. Gruber at 715-346-1518.
You can also call Portage County Crimestoppers to remain anonymous at 888-346-6600.
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