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News stories tagged with "corrections-officers"

Corrections Officers Get Delay in Transfers

There is going to be a delay in the forced reassignment of 245 corrections officers until the state's 2004-2005 budget is passed. Governor Pataki recently announced that a declining prison population in New York is causing the closure of three facilities and downsizing at six others. The change announced Monday by the state Department of Correctional Services is being lauded by union leaders and lawmakers alike. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Corrections Officers Get Help From NY Senate

Governor Pataki announced last week that a declining prison population in New York is causing the closure of three facilities and downsizing at six others. Now, with help from Senator Jim Wright, corrections officers being transferred are getting some financial aid from the state. As Jody Tosti reports, on Tuesday the Senate ok'd a stipend for correctional staff.  Go to full article

North Country Prison Industry Faces Recession

This year, New York state's prisons cut more than six hundred corrections officers. With inmate populations shrinking, corrections commissioner Glenn Goord says another five hundred prison guards will go this year. As Brian Mann reports, the loss of high paying jobs is being felt in prison towns across the North Country.  Go to full article

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