Monday, March 22, 2010

State Prisons No Longer Need Tower Guards

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will be reducing the tower staffing levels at five prisons. As a result of technological upgrades and increased perimeter security guards in towers are not needed. Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesperson Susan McNaughton says the move will reduce overtime hours because the guards who normally work in the towers will be used in other areas of the prisons. McNaughton says the DOC can expect to save nearly $5 million between the five prisons.

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