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Corrections officers seeking higher pay, plan to gather to discuss issue
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, November 2, 2013 2:03 PM EST
A union representing Kentucky corrections officers plans to meet to discuss a push for higher pay.
President Larry Bland told WPSD-TV in Paducah the state needs to find a way to pay more to its underpaid and overworked corrections officers. Bland says Kentucky officers are among the five lowest paid officers in the country and after years of reduced budgets, the state should have some savings to share.
Bland says the state is saving millions of dollars because a law passed last year allows for the early release of non-violent offenders.
Kentucky State Penitentiary Warden Randy White will address the gathering.
Information from: WPSD-TV, http://www.wpsdlocal6.com