“Missouri pays its corrections officers among the lowest salaries in the nation.” Tensions are high due to lockdown. Many correctional officers are single parents forced to work double shifts after they clock in. They get correctional officers to do their dirty work, then leave them high and dry.
“Officers said the department is losing good employees at a frightening rate that will only continue if things don’t change. “
Missouri’s prison director meets with Correctional Officers on staffing crisis
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. – The director of Missouri’s Department of Corrections held a pair of meetings Friday at the Bowling Green VFW, located near the Northeast Correctional Center, which was the site of a recent partial lockdown. Last week, prisoners demonstrated in a couple of housing units, lead…