Prison Officials Hope To End Pay Perk

CLEVELAND - Ohio prison officials hope that ending a pay perk can prevent the closure of two prisons, 19/43 News reported.

For the past 15 years, corrections officers have been paid a half-hour of overtime for the 10 minutes that they spend getting briefed prior to their shift.

That translates into $21 million a year.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction needs to cut $19 million dollars out of their budgets, so last week, the department asked the corrections officers' union to consider giving up all or part of the so-called "roll call" pay.

The union refused.