Saturday, December 23, 2006

Overtime gives prison guards fat salary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 6,000 California corrections officers earned more than $100,000 in the last fiscal year thanks to overtime work in the strained prison system, and one brought in more than a quarter of a million.

Overtime added $220 million to the $453 million base pay for those prison workers, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. More than 900 of them earned $50,000 or more in overtime alone.

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I wouldn't want to work as a prison guard but $100k/year is a lot of money. I think whoever is managing this should be fired; there is no excuse for so much overtime pay. They could have hired 50% more staff with the extra money.

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