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Plan to address jail problems never put in place

Two officers injured during attack

WAUSAU, Wis. - Officials in Wisconsin say they had a plan to address problems at the Marathon County jail before two officers were injured during an attack there in March.

But the plan was never put in place.

Marathon County officials provided information about the plan last week to community members assigned to tackle problems at the jail in Wausau.

Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger told Daily Herald Media the plan was created after a 2010 survey found widespread dissatisfaction among jail employees. The newspaper describes it as a plan for a plan -- it's aimed at coming up with specific ways to address problems identified by the survey.

Karger says meetings scheduled to follow up on the plan were later cancelled. He couldn't say why the plan was never carried out.

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