Gov't shutdown forces furloughs at West Point, Otisville Federal Correctional Facility

Hundreds of civilian employees have been furloughed from West Point and guards at the Otisville federal prison are working without pay as the partial shutdown

The partial shutdown of the federal government went into effect Tuesday morning.

The partial shutdown of the federal government went into effect Tuesday morning. (10/3/13)

HIGHLAND FALLS - Hundreds of civilian employees have been furloughed from West Point and guards at the Otisville federal prison are working without pay as the partial shutdown of the federal government slogs forward.

At West Point, 1,400 workers have been relieved of their duties until further notice. This weekend's Army football game is still scheduled to be played, but dozens of NCAA sports and club sports are at risk of being cut.

Meanwhile, more than 300 officers at the Otisville Federal Correctional Facility are on the job without a paycheck. The president of their union says morale is falling fast.

The shutdown went into effect Tuesday morning.
 

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