Pay raises for corrections workers part of crime fight, Lee Harris says

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 16, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: January 16, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris said the raises approved this month for 200 corrections center guards are being funded in part by fees the Justice Department is paying the county as it closes down a privately run federal prison. And he said more raises and bonuses are coming for others.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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