Texas Youth Commission temporarily stopping overtime payments to guards

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Out of control overtime at the Texas Youth Commission has put the agency budget in a bind, and now they're putting on the breaks.

The state's juvenile prison system will temporarily stop over-time payments for their guards.

That's while they try to figure out how they spent half their one-point-three million dollar budget for overtime in one month alone.

That doesn't mean the guards won't be working overtime.

They just won't be getting that extra pay at the end of the month, the money will be set aside and paid later.