The murders of two employees at the Anamosa State Penitentiary March 23 are the climax of chronic staffing shortages at the state’s prisons, according to a labor union that represents prison workers.Ten nursing jobs — or 35 percent of the authorized nursing positions at the Anamosa prison — are vacant because of lack of state funding, AFSCME Council 61 reports.

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