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Colleges with Corrections Programs

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Posted over 7 years ago


I was curious if anyone could help me out with my search for a school with a good corrections program. My plan is to become a correctional officer in a federal prison as soon as I earn my Bachelor's degree. Currently I am attending Illinois Central College and plan to have my associate's degree in Criminal Justice by May 2010.

Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated!

Thank you!



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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago


Hey MJ,

Have you spoken to a recruiter at the Federal level of corrections? I work at the State level & we send out recruiters to job fairs all the time. If you have a particular facility in mind, find out if they have a website over federal corrections in general & go from there. A friend of mine transfered up from our state prison to a federal institution in Arizona & loves his job but, he says its very intense! Be ready for a long testing & recruiting process & good luck. If i get the chance to talk to him soon, I'll drop the link to this forum post to see if he can help you further.

Don't forget... the toes you step on today might be attached to the ass you'll be kissing tomorrow!


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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago is where you apply with the BOP. I am currently applying with them. You do not need a degree but get your degree because if you decide you don't want to be in this field it will help you out plus it will make you more marketable.

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