I am a Juvenile Corrections Officer in the Texas Youth Commission, for the last 3 months I and my coworkers have been required to work 12 + hour shifts. We normally work 40 hours a week. We are salaried workers but get paid for overtime. We are currently working 54 plus hours a week, the job is stressful dealing with the incarcerated youth and some coworkers are suffering health issues; heart attacks, strokes, When we request time off, most of the time we do not get it. We consistently work 4 hours over into our day off and have to come in 4 hours early the next day. Is this legal, is there a required amount of time off between work periods? TYC also holds 80 hours of overtime back. They pay us any overtime over the 80 hours monthly. Is this legal?