Prison inmates at MO Governor's Mansion get small pay raise
Jefferson City, MO – Inmates working at the Missouri Governor's Mansion are getting a small raise.
A new contract between the Corrections Department and Governor Blunt's administration calls for inmate mansion workers to get paid $1.25 an hour. For a typical work day, that means they would get $10. The old arrangement paid them $9 a day.
The new deal also says mansion staff have veto power over the inmates they get.
A Blunt spokesman says that has long been the way it works, even if it wasn't previously spelled out on paper.