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Md. correctional officers, union leaders call for 3,400 hires over safety concerns

April 21, 2023

Union leaders representing Maryland’s correctional officers on Thursday urged the state to hire more than 3,400 officers to address shortages at the state’s correctional institutions, which have endangered officers and inmates alike. In 2022, the state hired about 400 correctional officers, according to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The department has about 5,100 total positions.

 

Article Source: The Daily Record

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