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Plan Looked at Marathon County Jail TroublesSubmitted: 05/21/2013
Plan Looked at Marathon County Jail Troubles
Story By Associated Press

WAUSAU - Plans that could have made Marathon County Jail safer, were never put in place.

Marathon County officials told a citizens committee about the unused plan during their review of an attack on two officers in March.

Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger said they made the plan after 2010 survey showed widespread unease with jail employees.

The plan would have come up with solutions for specific problems shown by the survey.

But Karger says follow-up meetings about the plan were cancelled.

He couldn't say why they never used the plan.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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