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Jail Staffing Shortage Costs City Millions

A San Francisco Civil Grand Jury has issued a report claiming that the Sheriff’s Department can’t meet state-mandated staffing levels without spending millions of dollars extra on overtime. The group found that the problem was exacerbated by complex bureaucracy for handling injury pay and budgeting, and that job-related disabilities affected a large number of deputies.

There was a bit of a negative feedback loop involved, with the needed overtime work then raising the incidence of injury to deputies on jail duty.

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