The state’s prison system is offering a $3,000 signing bonus for new guards in hopes of filling latest in series of shortages
By AZIZA MUSA
MORRIS NEWS SERVICE, August 6, 2012 10:17 AM EDT
Texas prison officials struggle with high turnover rates, staff shortage
AMARILLO — Texas correctional officers guard one of the largest state inmate populations in the country but are plagued by a shortage of people willing to do the job.
It’s a thankless but critical function. The pay is low, the hours are long, the conditions are grueling and the danger is constant.