Brownback: Kansas to boost prison pay amid staff shortages
August 18, 2017
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Workers at Kansas state prisons will get pay hikes in the wake of inmate disturbances that have drawn public attention to staff shortages at the facilities, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.
Uniformed officers across the state would receive about a 5 percent raise. Officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility will see raises of about 10 percent. The increase would kick in later this month if the employees' union agrees.
The move would boost pay from $13.95 to $14.66 per hour statewide, and to $15.74 per hour at El Dorado. Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood says...