Budget cuts of correction officers and nurses has the prison union protesting in front of the Iowa capitol. It also has everyone in the circle pointing to everyone else for the cause of the problems. A bottom line: they have cut so many nurses that the inmates are in danger and know it. So to do the remaining guards. ““Understaffing puts corrections staff at a heightened risk of injury or death, it puts the safety of the public at risk by making escapes more likely, and it puts the inmates’ safety at risk,” Danny Homan, AFSCME president, said outside the Coralville prison.