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The Delaware Department of Correction is now looking at breaking through the $30 million mark when it comes to overtime.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that’s a 37.7 percent increase over the $22.2 million for additional overtime in the last fiscal year.

Understaffing has been blamed for the uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center that took the life of one prison guard.

The News Journal report that many are saying the tensions inside the state’s prisons are rising again.

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Most of the overtime for resort towns along the Delmarva coastline goes to public works, wastewater and the police.

Wilmington News Journal reports that the expenditures can get as high as $13-thousand or the equivalent of an extra day of work.

But city officials say providing overtime is easier and more efficient than hiring an extra person part-time.

Sharon Lynn, city manager of Rehoboth Beach, told the Delmarva Media Group that it means a quicker response and a quicker process than hiring someone.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Three men who worked as detectives in the Delaware attorney general's office have filed a lawsuit claiming that the justice agency and Attorney General Beau Biden have refused to pay them overtime.

Robert Durnan, Gerald Christian and Mark Forbes also allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that they were subjected to retaliatory reassignments or duty restrictions last year after their attorney sought payment for overtime accrued since November 2010. Payroll records show no overtime payments to the men in that period.