Prison Officers are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of prisoners in the prison environment, while also maintaining good order and the security of the prison. This is achieved through searches, escort duties, observing and assessing prisoner behaviour, operating security equipment, and effectively responding to prison incidents. The role also involves collating information, writing case files and preparing a variety of reports.
What many people don’t realise is that Prison Officers are also responsible for contributing to prisoner rehabilitation – encouraging prisoners to establish goals for themselves and to begin engaging in positive behavioural change.
Prison Officers provide prisoners with leadership, advice, support and guidance. Being a positive role model, having a positive impact on the prisoner’s lives, and seeing their behaviour change for the better can be very rewarding for a Prison Officer.
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A Day in the Life
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