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State prison guards doubling their salaries through mandatory OT

SPRINGFIELD — When the state’s new prison chief heads out to tour each of the state’s lock-ups in the coming days, there’s a good chance he’ll meet guards who are making nearly as much money as he is.

Even though top pay for correctional officers is about $55,000 annually, a new analysis of Illinois Department of Corrections salaries shows more than 40 prison guards earned more than $100,000 in 2008.

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