In order to fight the 3,600 anticipated job cuts, CCPOA launches a statewide poll, whose findings they present on their website. They report that "[w]hile some recent polls have found initial support for cuts, our poll probed deeper to learn that voters want to cut the fat, not the muscle."
Among their findings, as cited from the poll:
- 54% do not want to cut the pay and benefits for correctional officers
- 65% do not want to lay off correctional officers
- 62% support reducing the growth of administration costs in corrections
- 63% support eliminating the 400 planners hired under the Governor’s doomed prison reform legislation who have been spending millions planning for prisons that have not been built nor will they be built for decades