The only thing that kept me working in the Dept. of Correction is it bennifts
Pros: great bennifits, good vacation plan
Cons: very hostile work inviroment, long hours
Working as Correctional Officer is a thank less job. You work in the most depressing atmosphere of violence and mistrust. The community that you protect never thinks about you or the amount of responsibility that is put correctional staff. The only time the public is aware of what happen in prison is when something bad happens. As law enforcement we are not in the publics eye like police officer are or highway patrol. So the department get far less funding then do other law enforcement agency, meaning old broken radios and out dated equipment.
You can earn a living working for the dep. of correction, you can just put food on the table and clothes on your children. The forced retirement plan is awesome.