Ala. bill would increase pay for COs working in dangerous areas

Alabama hasn’t had enough COs to staff the state’s prisons for years, putting staffing levels around 50 percent


By CorrectionsOne Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawmakers in Alabama are considering a bill that would increase pay for corrections officers working in dangerous areas.

WSFA reports that Alabama hasn’t had enough COs to staff the state’s prisons for years, putting staffing levels around 50 percent. The bill would create a pilot program that would allow the Alabama DOC flexibility to increase wages, especially for officers working in dangerous areas.

The program could be used as a test to see what type of raise COs need to help them staff the state’s prisons.

On Thursday, some lawmakers wanted some amendments added. Most believe that the legislation will pass.

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