Deaths Of 2 Corrections Officers Led To More OT Hours In Prisons
James Allen | Oct 21, 2019 AT 5:05 am
The Minnesota Department of Corrections paid more than 12-million dollars for overtime during Fiscal Year 2019.
Many workers were pulling double shifts to make sure there were enough personnel on duty after two corrections officers died on the job.
It was the most violent year in history in the state prison system.
As of last month, the Department of Corrections had 113 vacancies, but new hires are being trained to fill about half of them now.