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That’s where West Virginia’s Correctional Officers rank in starting pay among the rest of the states, according to a report released by the West Virginia Legislative Auditor’s office.

Chart: "Correctional Officer 1 Starting Salaries (by State)". West Virginia ranks last among the 50 United States for Correctional Officer I starting salaries.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Division of Corrections shelled out $5.3 million in overtime to nearly 1,500 correctional officers last budget year an auditor from the Legislative Auditor’s Office told state lawmakers Monday.

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