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Capitol Newsletter: Recruiting pay hike eyed to ease staff shortage
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Wisconsin prison officers, sergeants and youth counselors will get 80-cent per hour pay increases later this month in an effort to solve short staffing and recruitment problems. Those working at maximum security prisons and youth prisons will also receive an additional 50-cent hourly increase for a seven-month period, the Department of Corrections has announced. The pay package is estimated to cost $10 million.