ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland’s correctional officers will receive raises as part of a $13 million package, Governor Larry Hogan announced Friday.

This follows his announcement last week of higher salaries for new hires in those positions.

READ MORE: Ladew Topiary Gardens’ Butterfly House Showcases Over 20 Native Butterfly Species

The state has had trouble filling those positions, according to his office.

READ MORE: DeAllen Price of District Heights Indicted For Allegedly Killing Transgender Woman, Tavahn Ashton

“This is vital work and the individuals who maintain the security of our correctional institutions and oversee the work of inmates deserve recognition for performing this challenging job,” Hogan said in a statement. “I am pleased to be able to offer these increases, which are well-deserved.”

MORE NEWS: ‘Our Numbers Are Up About 500%’ Maryland Pushes To Vaccinate As Covid Delta Variant Spreads; Still No Plans For Another Mask Mandate


CBS Baltimore Staff