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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The mom of two Allegheny County Jail corrections officers is fearful in regards to the security of her sons after two different officers had been stabbed by inmates Friday.
“As a mom, I’ve the correct to guard my kids, and I’m not solely attempting to guard my kids, I’m attempting to guard each guard within the County Jail,” Lisa Lightner mentioned.
Lightner believes the corrections officers stabbed by two inmates might have simply been her two sons.
She says guards usually are not allowed to speak to the media, so she’s exercising her proper to freedom of speech by asking questions.
Lightner wonders how 20-year-old Douglas Lockett, a person convicted of homicide, and 19-year-old Dakil Blair gained entry to 2 shanks described as 6- to 8-inch spikes with material handles.
“How do you make a shank in jail on a life sentence? Why did he have that capacity? If they’d have put him in solitary confinement, there would have been no means for him to entry something however a cell,” Lightner mentioned. “Life doesn’t matter to him. His life is over. Life is life. He didn’t care when he shot the particular person he was discovered responsible of, so he clearly didn’t care in regards to the guards.”
Lightner additionally questions the protection of the jail and says guards are working an excessive amount of obligatory additional time.
“When you might have officers which can be working two and three shifts at a time, how good is their security? How alert and oriented might they be?” she mentioned.
Each inmates face further felony expenses, together with tried murder and aggravated assault.
“Let’s defend the guards. They need to have extra rights than the criminals,” Lightner mentioned.
County Police say they proceed to research how and why the stabbing occurred.