Prison guards sue Delaware, former governors after deadly uprising

The family of a guard killed during a prison riot, and five other officers who survived the inmate uprising, are accusing the state of Delaware of ignoring security and staffing problems.

According to the plaintiffs' lawyers, "Instead, they spent up to $23 million a year forcing understaffed officers to work 16 hour overtime shifts, to save money at the expense of risking human lives at the hands of violent criminals. These policies were hidden from the Delaware General Assembly and its elected representatives."