After a decadelong lawsuit totaling about 117-million-dollars, roughly 22-thousand current and former Missouri correctional officers are getting settlement checks in the mail beginning this week. St. Louis attorney Gary Burger says the state will be paying union and non-union officers for pre and post shift security clearance work. Payouts range from 900-dollars to nearly five-thousand dollars.


There will be two payouts – officers will get 80-percent of their payout any day now and the rest will be delivered in February.