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Ohio prison wardens get raises

Published: Mon, February 6, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press


The state prisons director says most Ohio wardens received raises this year as they take on more responsibility under a reorganization plan for the overcrowded system.

That’s drawing criticism from the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, the union that represents about 9,000 corrections staffers, which views the raises as an insult in light of hundreds of layoffs and reports of a looming budget shortfall in the prisons division.

“They’re asking us to make sacrifices but giving exorbitant raises to, basically, the desk jockeys,” OCSEA spokeswoman Sally Meckling told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The wardens earned rates ranging from below $35 an hour to above $44 an hour, but most are making $42.40 — or about $88,000 a year.


1Dafine(14 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

"the desk jockeys"? I guess someone has to ride the OCSEA mules.I wouldn't do it for $1M1

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2Cowboyfan(105 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Kasich poor mouthed the people by saying there was no money. He tried to bust the unions because they made too much. The Unions knowing full well the State was in trouble took yet another pay freeze. The third contract in a row. The warden doesn't have contact with the inmates much. The officers have the burden of keeping the inmates controlled. The officers are at risk everyday they walk into a overcrowded prison. The officers are taking the staff cuts. The officers are the ones working in an unsafe job. Oh yeah the officers are the ones who protect us from the inmates. I would like to thank the officers I think you are worth every penny you make and YOU deserve more.

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