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Prison officers win $603,000 settlement

The state has worked out a $603,000 settlement with the federal government to settle a long-running dispute with the union representing prison guards, compensating them for time spent preparing for going to and from their duty stations.

More than 700 correctional officers, some of whom have retired during the negotiations with the U.S. Department of Labor, will receive compensatory time off or back pay for time they spent on shift changes.

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