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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