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Posted over 3 years ago

 

Hello everyone. I finally got my foot in the door and was hired as a corrections officer. I'm very very excited and can't wait to begin my training. Since I'm going to be an employee of the state of Ohio and working at a minimum to medium security prison, what can I expect on a daily basis on the job? What things can I do on my own time (aside from continuing my fitness regimen and continuing my college education) to help better myself as a corrections officer? Thank you in advance for your help.

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A jail is no different from being on the streets, everyday is a new day. How that inmate was yesterday is going to be different today. Just remember that these people live there, so they will no the rules better than you. Be firm but fair. Don't let them take the advantage over you but you don't have to be an A**hole. Consistancy is the key. Leave all your personal junk at the door, As soon as an inmate knows there is something wrong with you then they will target that and use it against you. And remember that these people are PERPS and not your friends. You dont want to get buddy buddy with any of them.


Study your S.O.P and you should be fine. Enjoy and congradulations.


R.I.P "Macho Man" Randy Savage

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Welcome to the exciting world of corrections. Great place to start.

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Congratulations. Stay in shape and by all means continue your education. Best to you.

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 Congrats! The best thing you can do behind bars or on the street is absorb what you can from senior officers. Also verify everything because inmates lie about everything- really everything!


The above comments are soley those of the poster and in no way reflect the position of the Department of Corrections.

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Back to the wall, eyes always moving. That said the best advise I can impart is NEVER under any circumstance let an inmate be at your back. They are not your friends, they may wanna do everything under the sun for you. Meaning clean the tier, mop the water whatever meanial task they can think of to try to gain your trust. If you can find it read "Downing A Duck". Not sure if you can find it but I read it in the academy. This story wheather true or not will def show you how easily someone can be manipulated. Good luck in your career


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