Correctional facility settles workers compensation suit with guards
The workers at the Menard Correctional Center have been awarded more than $1.5 million in a workers compensation settlements.
The workers at the facility claimed that they were injured from repetitive actions when they had to unlock and lock the cell doors. The prison was built in 1878 and does not have electrical locks meaning that the locks had to be cranked by a large wheel by hand.
The guards have said that this caused injuries to their hands, wrists, and elbows. According to the records, one out of every 10 officers filed these claims.
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