Noem announces pay increase for state correctional officers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Gov. Noem announced a pay increase for those who work in South Dakota penitentiaries.
According to a press release from Gov. Noem’s office, a pay raise is on the way for South Dakota correctional officers. Noem announced the starting pay will increase from $20/hour to $23.50/hour. Raises will also be issued for officers up to $28/hour.
This comes as the Department Of Corrections faces a years-long struggle with workforce shortages, many of those problems documented by our I-Team, including the cancelation of several programs and services due to lack of staff.
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