Eldon Vail http://www.kplu.org en Corrections chief changes policies after Monroe guard's murder http://www.kplu.org/post/corrections-chief-changes-policies-after-monroe-guards-murder <p>The state Department of Corrections is changing some of its procedures in response to the killing of a female guard at the Monroe prison last weekend.</p><p>Jayme Biendl was found strangled in the prison's chapel last Saturday night. An inmate has been arrested in the killing.</p><p>Corrections Secretary Eldon Vail said Friday <a href="http://www.doc.wa.gov/news/pressreleases/2011/docs/020411initialchangesfollowingdeath.pdf">that prisons will immediately</a>:</p><ul><li>begin counting staff members whenever an offender is missing;</li><li>officers will begin regular check-ins on guards who serve at duty posts alone;</li><li>conduct drills on the use of silent alarms on the hand-held radios that guards carry.</li></ul><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:20:51 +0000 Gary Crawford & The Associated Press 717 at http://www.kplu.org Corrections chief changes policies after Monroe guard's murder