Proposed Bill Would Allow Correctional Officers To Carry Pepper Spray

Kristina Papa

Senator Pat Toomey says federal correctional officers have been pushing for more protection.

That’s why he recently proposed the Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act. It would allow officers in medium to high security federal prisons to carry pepper spray.

“It very likely would give a corrections officer a better chance if there is a confrontation, if there is an incident,” Senator Toomey said.

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