As a person who was a corrections officer back in the mid 90's... I can tell you do not go for the job solely for the money. It is a very stressful job and everyday you bring those issues home or wonder if this is the day you will get shanked. Working in the Bing on Riker's was intense but you learn to adapt eventually. Dealing mentalities of officers who have tenure and been there before you is the challenge!!!!...Alot of people want it because of the mass amount of money you can get but you should trully appreciate or understand the responsibility of the job. Care, Custody, and Control is the focus but the inmates are a serious pain; it's everybody elses fault why they are there. As a officer you need to be careful and alert and know that you cannot trust inmates although some can be cooler than others. Not to mention the bureaucratic red tape you go through every time you suit up or an inmate violates an institutional order. It's who you interact with and your education that will get you far. The mentally of the job makes you hard after time; some co's give you the same cocky disposition that you may or may not get from some cop on the beat.
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