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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:00 PM

Federal prison guards are not being paid either......




Government shutdown: Federal inmates feast on Cornish hens, steak as prison guards labor without pay


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/04/federal-inmates-get-roast-beef-cornish-hens-during-govt-shutdown/2476839002/

Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY Published 6:40 p.m. ET Jan. 4, 2019 | Updated 8:20 p.m. ET Jan. 4, 2019

With the partial government shutdown stretching into 2019, here's what you need to know about the effects. USA TODAY
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Many of the federal prison system's nearly 39,000 staffers are among the most modestly paid in the federal system, with some entry-level officers earning about $38,000 per year. Yet few federal agencies have been exposed to the added stress of a system-wide staffing shortage, which has forced hundreds of secretaries, teachers, counselors, cooks and medical staffers to cover open guard posts across 122 prisons just in the past year.

During the shutdown which is headed into its third week, more than 90

percent of agency guards and other staff have been pressed into mandatory duty.


With no compromise in sight, Eric Young, president of the national prison workers union, said Friday that he was warning members to prepare for perhaps a month without a paycheck.
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Trump, who has demanded $5.6 billion to help pay for a disputed border wall, later acknowledged warning Democrat leaders that an impasse could last for months or even years if a deal cannot be reached on financing for the wall.

"It sickens me to know these politicians would play politics ... with our staffers' livelihoods after working the most stressful job in America," Young said. "These are the same law enforcement officers who are charged with the ultimate responsibility to keep prisons and communities safe all across America."

Now, he said many workers are "completely distracted from their work" and focusing on keeping up on debts.

Few agencies have endured a year as difficult as the federal prison system. Apart from the persistent staffing shortages, officials have been forced to answer to sexual harassment claims and problems managing 12,567 female inmates.................................

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jmowreader Jan 5 #4
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:06 PM

1. No big deal; I'm sure they're all liberal Democrats /s /nt

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:15 PM

4. Well...they are now.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:14 PM

2. Eric Young is a stain

Feel for (some) of the workers involved, but shed no tears for this guy...

It sickens me to know these politicians would play politics ... with our staffers' livelihoods after working the most stressful job in America," Young said. "These are the same law enforcement officers who are charged with the ultimate responsibility to keep prisons and communities safe all across America."


That's pretty much what you do every day of your life.

The title of that USA Today article really burns my ass. Food in the federal correctional system is a disgrace contrary to what the article would indicate. What they call 'steak' you wouldn't feed to your dog. When they do this on a holday, they close down after that meal and give you baloney and cheese sandwiches for the other two meals. Correctional officer's unions are one of the main proponents of the balooning prison pipeline.

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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:14 PM

3. My ex-bro-in-love after finishing in the USAF became a guard.

Not for the money, for sure - but there had been a major prison breakout and his kids were threatened. So he signed up and became a state trooper. During the 80's "economic downturn" he had most of his fellow guards commit to voting Dem. It was awesome.

He never, not once, abused a prisoner and called on superiors when anything like it was there. He was a rock, and one of my best friends. Even after I left his brother.

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