Prison Employees Upset

Oklahoma City, OK – Prison employees want more funding, end furloughs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Department of Corrections employees plan a news conference to call for more funding for prisons and an end to furloughs for DOC employees.

The news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Oklahoma state Capitol hosted by the union representing state employees the Oklahoma Public Employees Association.

The prison employees want the Legislature to provide supplemental funding to prisons in order to end unpaid furloughs of employees. The furloughs were ordered because of state budget cuts due to the recession.

The regular session of the Legislature begins in February.

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