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Mar 23, 2015 11:01 PM

NH1 News Investigates: Pricey Prisons


It's one of the largest agencies that relies on the state budget and they get a large piece of the pie.

The N.H. Department of Corrections is asking for more money for the next two fiscal years, and a surprising amount of that is to cover overtime.

That money is taxpayer dollars, and some wonder why the prison is spending millions on overtime, when they could make more hires.

In the most recent available documents, 70 employees in the corrections department made more than $20,000 in overtime.

One lieutenant, for instance, makes nearly $59,000 as a regular salary. His overtime, however, is actually more than his salary - $65,000.

He's taking home $128,000.

How does that happen?

Tonight at 10, NH1 News Investigates: Is this the right way to spend your taxpayer money?

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