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.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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