A few headlines from the latest edition of the state Department of Corrections in-house newsletter:
-"Todd Wiggs Receives WSU Criminal Justice Award"
-"DOC Wastewater Facilities Earn Perfect Scores from the Department of Ecology"
-and "Littlerock Elementary School Kids Send Big Thanks to CCCC"
Then comes this item:
-"Inmate’s Badly Broken Leg Splinted with Chainsaw Blades"
which recounts the wince-inducing tale of an unnamed inmate who ended up with his foot pinned between two pieces of wood and a resulting compound fracture. An excerpt:
"Department of Natural Resources crew supervisor Eric Steffen used the only resource available to splint the broken leg — two chainsaw blades. The ride out of the woods was extremely painful and bumpy for the injured inmate, but Correctional Officer Oly Archibald drove him to the Forks Community Hospital as fast as he could."