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Cheaper staff for jails recruited in OC

August 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Orange County Sheriff's Department is also looking to save money. It is now recruiting correctional services assistants to work in jails, for less than what sworn personnel are paid.The move is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $10 million every year.

The assistants will help monitor inmates and oversee the entrances and exits of the jails.

The first class of 50 will go through nine weeks of training and start their jobs in January.

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