County to Hire 30 New Detention Officers

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 9:39am

EL PASO, TX - The county jail will soon have 30 more Detention Officers. The El Paso County Commissioners Court approved the new jobs on Tuesday in an effort to alleviate overtime at the jail. The decision comes during a $10 million dollar shortfall in the county budget.

The Commissioners Court also approved a request for new inmate clothing, shoes and bed linens. Suppliers of those items will now be asked to bid for the county's business.

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