Overtime in the Corrections Department is expected to shoot up 24% this fiscal year as the agency grapples with staffing shortages.
The department is projecting overtime expenses to climb to $16.3 million in the fiscal year ending this upcoming June 30, according data recently given to state lawmakers.
It's about $3.2 million more than the roughly $13.1 million in overtime paid out in the last fiscal year and almost double the $8.3 million laid out the year before.
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