Don't believe the hype. It's a scam.
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) – Milwaukee County Jail – January 8, 2018
Work becomes your life....
Inmates are "testy", management favors some more than others, off days are taken away from you, ridiculous amount of mandatory overtime, put in a Pod before you're "certified" to use a taser or OC spray so your keyboard or any other instrument becomes your deterrent, supposedly need to be "certified" in order to assist with moving inmates throughout the facility but that's NOT true because you are forced to interact with 64 inmates in a pod by yourself AND take inmates to their appointments within the jail if master control can't find a lazy vet to come help out...I can say that if you call for help, your coworkers literally run to help you...but management? You can forget about it. Need a day off because you have some kind of appointment? Forget about it. Want to keep your scheduled post? SURPRISE! You can forget about it because a vet can boohoo about not wanting to be where they are scheduled and you're placed at a random post. Don't be surprised if you get to roll call and they don't say your name, although you're scheduled to work. They'll place you in a random area where you'd literally sit for 8hrs, with another person...like floor control
The food the cooks make for staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Management, the favoritism, mandatory overtime