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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The union representing corrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 percent since 2015. AFSCME says the Illinois Department of Corrections is reclassifying violent inmates to lower security levels to save money. Those inmates are transferred to medium-security prisons which are less costly to run. (AP Photo/John O'Connor)

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The union representing corrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 percent since 2015. AFSCME says the Illinois Department of Corrections is reclassifying violent inmates to lower security levels to save money. Those inmates are transferred to medium-security prisons which are less costly to run. (AP Photo/John O'Connor)

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