Wednesday, April 25, 2012

AFSCME Council 24 Vice President and Correctional Sergeant Lashes Out at Wisconsin DOC Spokesperson

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From: Daniel Meehan
Sent: Wed, April 25, 2012 11:31:35 AM
Subject: Your statements to the media

Mr Lemonds,

Your statements in regards to the staff assaults and subsequent serious injuries suffered by correctional officers at Stanley Correctional Institution are absolutely disrespectful to these officers and to every correctional officer that walks the frontline of these overcrowded institutions. Please explain to me how a concussion is a "superficial wound".

Why didnt you explain to the media how the female officer was punched multiple times in the face/head areas and that a responding officer was also assaulted by this same inmate by punching him in the face. It sure would be the truth and wouldnt give the inmate a defense like your statements do. "Hey if the injuries were only "supeficial" then it couldnt have been that bad of an assault your honor. Mr Lemonds said it right here your honor, superficial."

I work the control center at WCI but work OT [dont get called much anymore, I guess way to much "tenure" like those nasty teachers] and if I ever am injured at work and especially due to an inmate assault I do not give you or anybody else from the DOC permission to talk about my resulting injuries or medical condition to anybody.

Sergeant Daniel Meehan
Waupun Correctional Institution

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Sergeant Dan Meehan is president of AFSCME Local 18 representing correctional officers at Waupun Correctional Institution and is also Vice President of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, AFL-CIO. Sergeant Dan Meehan is a past recipient of the prestigious award, "Correctional Officer of the Year", having won the award through the AFSCME Corrections United representing 62,000 correctional officers all across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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