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An audit request suggested it costs California up to three times more for contracted medical staff compared to using state employees
The study analyzed data on the number of COs and the number of prisoners in each state to determine the states with the least staffed prisons
The lawsuit says the unallocated funds were misused by the sheriff’s office to pay for perks “unrelated to the upkeep of the jail or the wellbeing of those in custody at the jail”
The program forgives the remaining home loan balances for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs or paramedics serviced by CCM who have died in the line of duty
The IDOC recommendation comes a little more than a month after the governor unveiled a plan to rebuild Stateville and Logan correctional centers
An N.Y. DOCCS official told lawmakers that a “staffing crisis” was the main reason for the plan to close more prisons, stating there were 1,900 vacant CO positions
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“With the planned closing we are concerned over how this will happen logistically and how it will place our other facilities at an increased threat level,” the union said
Here are seven strategies to pay down debt and live within your means
The Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union stated that closing MCI-Concord or any other prison “will burden our already violent and dangerous prisons”
“The state needs to do more to support the correctional officers and civilians that walk into these facilities every day to help keep us all safe, not overcrowd them or shut them down,” State Assemblyman D. Billy Jones said
Allegheny County Jail inmates will receive monthly payments of $125 for the first six months of 2024
The union said 115 staff members would be affected by the closure of Larch and that the majority accepted positions at other DOC facilities or state agencies
In 2021 lawmakers agreed to spend $1.25 billion on two prisons, but rising labor and construction costs are devouring most of the funding
COs have expressed concern that the food served in the Cuyahoga County jail is so poor that it could spark riot
Mercy County jail warden wants body cameras to “protect us — the county and the staff”
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center wants to add 26 detention officers and increase pay to combat overtime expenses and reduce officer burnout
State DoC commissioner tells lawmakers having enough COs is the key to stopping violence and managing rehabilitation programs
MTC failed to provide enough staff, including 12,000 unfilled mandatory shifts from 2017 to 2020, to ensure the safety of prison employees and inmates
Union says the plan to close the Larch Corrections Center “will harm workers, incarcerated individuals and their families”
Package of proposed bills would improve conditions and security at jails for the benefit of staff, inmates and the public
A majority of first responder agencies lack necessary funds for purchasing equipment and technology
The new contract, which requires union and legislature approval, also includes a $1,200 health and wellness stiped in 2023 and 2024
Even after $100M in recent funding more is needed to increase pay to reduce chronic staffing shortages and make overdue repairs
John DeSalvo is accused of creating a crypto token and marketing it to first responders on social media, promising returns to supplement their pension plans
Supervisors acknowledged they were failing those in county custody, but stressed they were doing the best they could to improve conditions with limited fund
The price to hold an inmate at Casper jail has increased to around $141 a day
Officials want the St. Louis County Council to approve $1.6 million from the general fund to hire an additional 27 correctional officers