Texas prison officials came under fire on Monday for approving double-digit pay raises for the agency’s top executives, while the front-line, rank-and-file correctional officers got just 5 percent.
Brian McGiverin, an attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project that is suing the prison agency over heat-related deaths and other problems that lack enough funding to fix, criticized the raises as “blatant cronyism” and “outrageous” because officials chose to increase pay for their colleagues while correctional officers got much less.
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