Sacramento, CA — The California prison system is expected to gain more than 6,000 full-time positions next year.
The increase is due to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger´s proposal to add 11,000 jobs over 2 years.
Despite his talk of curbing spending, the state has already added close to 5,000 full time government jobs this fiscal year.
The prison jobs are a result of the large number of inmates in the system, and the state regulations that go along with providing prisoners better health care.
Under Schwarzenegger´s budget the new employees will include the staffing for a new maximum-security sate prison in Kern County, which is expected to house 5,000 inmates when it is fully opened in January.