Four months ago, Julie Christensen, a corrections officer in the Marathon County Jail was brutally assaulted by an inmate. In the assault, Julie took a severe blow to the head which put her in intensive care for weeks.
The assault was the result of austerity measures being taken by Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger. The jail was overcrowded, understaffed and had faulty equipment. It was a recipe for disaster. Sadly, Correction Officer Christensen took the brunt of Karger's willful negligence.
The good news is that Julie is out of the hospital and back at home. The bad news is she has a long road of recovery and it is not know how fully she will be able to recover.
To help her with her extensive bills and loss of income, her fellow officers and friends are organizing a fundraiser for her, which they are calling "Banding Together for Julie."
You can also get more information from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association's website for the event: