National Guard tapped to help in understaffed Florida prisons

Florida National Guard troops were approved by the state's legislature Friday to assist, even temporarily, at understaffed state prisons.Florida Go...

September 13, 2022
8:46 PM

Florida National Guard troops were approved by the state's legislature Friday to assist, even temporarily, at understaffed state prisons.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also issued an executive order Friday activating Guardsmen to assist the Florida Department of Corrections in an effort to reduce overtime and provide relief for correctional officers on a temporary basis.'We are preparing for that mission, and are estimating a requirement of up to 300 FLNG Guardsmen for a period not to exceed 9 months,' Florida Guard spokesman Will Manley said in a statement to Military Times.

Jonathan Lehrfeld