I usually work a 40-50 hour work week and as a Correctional Officer I provide safety, security, custody, control and accountability for the offenders I’m appointed to manage. I work in the special management units known as Maximum Security and in those units I have to be vigilant for offenders who are at risk for suicide, psychological issues, assaultive behavior, disruptive behavior and death row. On a day to day basis I search offenders, by pat and or strip method, to detect and confiscate contraband or unapproved items. I conduct security checks of locks, doors, bars, windows and the living quarters of the offenders. I inventory facility keys and restraint gear. I also open and close gates or doors to restricted areas to allow vehicles / people to enter and exit.