Layoff notices have been sent to 545 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees, according to CDCR spokesman Jeffrey Callison.
Callison said that around 140 of those notices went to correctional officers, and that all 33 state prisons were hit by the cuts.
The state prison inmate population will decrease next month by 14,000, according to Callison. With a lower prison population, there is no longer the need for the same number of employees.
Callison says a second round of layoffs is scheduled for the fall, but it’s no known how many employees will be affected.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun