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DOC must give prison workers their jobs back
MONROE -- The Department of Corrections must reinstate the jobs of three Monroe corrections officers and one sergeant after a ruling from an arbitrator. The employees were fired and the sergeant demoted after inmate Byron Scherf killed Monroe corrections officer Jayme Biendl in a prison chapel. Former Superintendent Scott Frakes, who was promoted to deputy director of prisons, made the decision after investigations revealed a two-hour gap from the time Scherf attacked Biendl to the time her body was found.