A vote to increase the annual pay for detention officers was postponed. It's expected to come up during the next board meeting.
The county is under pressure from the Department of Justice to complete several recommendations to improve the county jails.
Some officials believe more pay for detention officers would help attract better candidates and keep the jails better staffed.
Supervisor Robert Graham believes all employees need a raise.
"I think we need to think about other Hinds County employees, all of our employees need raises and to give them a raise without this being a budgeted item I don't think would be fiscally responsible of the board," said District 1 Supervisor Graham.
Hinds County Detention Officers start out making a little more than $21,000 annually.
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