Georgia State Prison
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Georgia State Prison

color:#252424;background:#F0F2F4">Some state corrections employees are getting thousands of dollars in back pay following a federal investigation. 

 Prison back pay.

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The U.S. Department of Labor found Georgia’s Department of Corrections violated federal labor laws for tracking and paying overtime. 

“The Georgia Department of Corrections has paid $429,005 dollars in back wages to 1,257 employees,” labor department spokesman Michael D’Aquino said.

color:#252424;background:#F0F2F4">Employees at 43 facilities received money. Going forward, the state will change how it reports and pays overtime.