Salary increases for corrections officers

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A law signed back in May will now raise salaries for corrections workers.

This fall, employees will get salary increases including a two percent cost of living adjustment and a five percent raise for correctional officers.

New recruiting and retention bonuses have been added ranging up to nearly eight thousand dollars. There are also two new position classifications, including an entry-level correctional officer position.

Since announcing that new position, the department has seen a 150 percent increase in applications.

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