A prison officer searches a subject on his way to drop off his laundry, inside the High Desert State Prison, near Susanville. The state has suspended taking prison officer applications until April to deal with a backlog of potential candidates.
A prison officer searches a subject on his way to drop off his laundry, inside the High Desert State Prison, near Susanville. The state has suspended taking prison officer applications until April to deal with a backlog of potential candidates. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
A prison officer searches a subject on his way to drop off his laundry, inside the High Desert State Prison, near Susanville. The state has suspended taking prison officer applications until April to deal with a backlog of potential candidates. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

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State won’t take new prison officer applications until April

January 22, 2016 12:49 PM