Dept. of Corrections employees - Prison work

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    Dept. of Corrections employees - Prison work

    I have an opportunity to apply and possibly go to work for the Florida Department of Corrections at a local state prison.

    I have some inside connections that will put in a good word and get me connected with the right people.

    I would also like to hear from others here that do this type of work and tellme a little bit about what its like.

    Do you like the work?

    How is your pay?

    Please feel free to indulge me all you like. I want to hear everything you have to say about it.
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    I have relatives in that line of work...it sucks, but then...many jobs suck...

    Decent pay for starting without a degree...good benefits...can be dangerous...and you'll always have clients.
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    I know some prisioners does that help? Good luck with the new job.

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    After I retired from the army I worked corrections for a short while. Bad hours, bad pay, and the job really stank. Being in the army was much safer!

    But if you take the job, if you don't remember anything else, never EVER allow yourself to get distracted for even a second. Be alert and ready for anything at all times. There are no "harmless" inmates.
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    I know a few people that worked in corrections,It can be dangerous,and they have rules for a reason.I think most guards find out in the first 6 months to a year if they really want to continue.
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    I've had two family members work in corrections, neither one lasted, they hated their jobs.
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    My dad has been doing it since 96 went from working a med security prison to working one of the three largest maximum security/supermax lockups in the state. Pay is not to good but it is a paycheck never the less but he enjoys his job so its just depends on who you ask.
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    For more information go to PrisonOfficer.Org. You'll find a lot of great info on there about being a CO. Personally I would recommend applying for the Federal Bureau of Prisons compared to FDOC. I have a buddy of mine that I work with at the BOP that used to be FL. Not all that good of a place to work from what I understand. Mainly you top out in pay rather quickly.

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    A lot depends on which prison you go to. In VA, I applied to a specific unit, not to the state in general. Mine was a "farm", a small unit with 100 inmates, all parole eligible, so better behaved than some other prisons. Work was pretty easy, didn't have to deal with bad attitudes for the most part. In a major institution, be prepared for having bodily substances thrown on you, and pray you never get captured during a riot.
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    A friend of mine used to work at the Corrections Facility in Plainfield, IN. From what he said the pay wasn't great, the work was dangerous, and the hours stunk.

    Other than that I think he enjoyed it.
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    Thanks for the replies!

    Oh well, they have filled the recruiting pool so I didnt make it in time anyway. Probably for the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    I have an opportunity to apply and possibly go to work for the Florida Department of Corrections at a local state prison.

    I have some inside connections that will put in a good word ...
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