Alabama Prisons Need More Officers - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Alabama Prisons Need More Officers

A local group says state prisons are in trouble with too many inmates and too few officers. A group representing correctional officers working in Alabama's prisons say the system is a, "time bomb, ripe for a disaster."

Members of the Alabama Correctional Organization says removing sales tax exemptions on the trade in value for cars and removing sales tax credits to banks would put a combined 21 million dollars into the general fund to help improve the situation.

They also suggest raising the starting salary for officers to get in line with that of similar agencies and encourage more people to apply.

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