In 2015, the Sacramento Bee wrote that many sex offenders were being killed in California prisons. According to the Associated Press, Male sex offenders made up about 15 percent of the prison population but accounted for nearly 30 percent of homicide victims.
Now we have greater insight into how that is able to happen. Five years later the same paper reports that an investigation revealed that corrections workers were opening cells so that they could be attacked.
The investigation found correctional officers were opening cell doors to allow the group of inmates to assault sex offenders ,A total of 10 officers were involved, according to the report. The warden, investigators and the OIG agreed that six officers should have been fired. But they were not fired over the attacks on the registrants.