Oklahoma prison board told 59 jobs eliminated

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials of the Oklahoma prison system say they've cut 59 jobs as a result of budget tightening.
The state Board of Corrections was told Friday in a meeting at
Oklahoma City that the latest job reductions are on top of the
departures of 119 people who took voluntary buyout packages as the
agency worked to reduce its budget in response to declining state
revenues.
The Department of Corrections was recently told that it would
receive $7.2 million in supplemental funding for the current fiscal
year that ends June 30. DOC Director Justin Jones said the
supplemental money will reduce his agency's cuts to nearly $49
million out of a $503 million budget.


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