“It speaks volumes to our employees to let them know that we’re actually listening to them,” he said. “And we know how much this means to them as well.”
An entry-level corrections officer at an adult or juvenile detention center makes $27,936. With the increase, officers starting out will make $30,730.
“That’s going to be a real big shot in the arm for the Georgia Department of Corrections for those well-deserving men and women who’ve been on the front line during this pandemic fighting this invisible enemy,” Corrections Commissioner Timothy Ward said.
If approved by the General Assembly, the raises would go into effect April 1.