300 unpaid correctional officers report to duty at federal prison in Oxford, Wisconsin

This brief article at the site correctionsone says 300 correctional officers are reporting to duty without knowing what’s going on with their next paycheck.

I have to wonder: if they decided to stay home what would happen?

Would Wisconsin use National Guard troops to staff the prison? That comes to mind because Scott Walker assured us the state’s National Guard stood at the ready to ‘man’ the prisons if need be back when he ‘dropped the bomb’ on the state in February of 2011.

Update:
Most of the National Guard is not being paid right now either.
See “For most Guardsmen, shutdown means no pay, no training”

So. The next step would be privatization of services and outsourcing? We know that Scott Walker and his ilk do like to change public sector jobs into private sector ones. But a federal prison is a *federal* prison and he could not take that over – – right?

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