Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Report: Corrections Furloughs Don't Save Money

A new report on the Oregon state prison system shows why furloughs in public safety don't save money.  The report puts in black and white what most public safety professionals already know: 24-hour operations require back-filling when regular staff are furloughed.  The report compared the cost of correctional staff with the cost of back-filling with extra help and overtime, revealing that furloughs cost the state more money than they save.