Very productive and rewarding
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Upper Marlboro, MD – July 1, 2019
I enjoyed working there with dignity and a passion to make a difference in one or more dis-functional and troubled lives that constantly required refuge and basic human care. Through the years I have learnt not to take anything too personal. Typical day
starts with checking all inmates to make sure they are alive and matching their faces with the name on their identifying arm bands.
After that is completed 60 or more inmates are let out of their cells
and I would then begin direct supervision, with emphasis on giving
respect and demanding respect, while doing security checks. Monitoring cleanliness, distributing meals, also making sure they go out when needed for court and return or accounted for at the end of my tour of duties. documentation of every movement must be done in the log book on the computer. The most I enjoyed was listening to the many different stories of lives, some of which were un-fathomable.
Hardest about the job was being held on mandatory overtime at the last minute.
Everything was managed in a timely manner, which was established at the beginning of the tour of duties and announced at the appropriate time.
there was always room for advancement and improvement of self
very challenging and stressful environment