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Prison should lead to more than a return visit

Niyi, 2020 cohort

Prison should lead to more than a return visit

A Day in the Life Back to top

There is no such thing as a typical day for a prison officer.

The regime provides a structure, but you could be working on the wing, inducting new arrivals, escorting a prisoner to court, or doing security checks. Read on for an example of 24 hours as an Unlocked Graduate.

  1. Start time: 07:00
  2. Start time: 07:30
    Team meeting
  3. Start time: 08:00
  4. Start time: 10:00
    Out to work
  5. Start time: 13:30
    Gather intel
  6. Start time: 15:00
  7. Start time: 16:00
  8. Start time: 20:30

#Want to know more? This video gives more insights into the typical day for a prison officer.

#Prison officers are uniquely positioned to identify challenges in the lives of prisoners and across the prison system as a whole.

Check out just a few examples of how Unlocked participants are making a real difference by coming up with innovative solutions in their day to day:

Opportunities on the Programme
Karan explains an opportunity he identified to improve operations at HMYOI Aylesbury.
How John made an impact
John discusses how he used quizzes to engage prisoners in his prison during the pandemic.
How Georgia made it count
Find out how Georgia identified an issue and went about solving it.
Leigh-Anne’s Project
Leigh-Anne shares how she is helping prisoners get active outdoors at HMP Isis.

#Think you might be up for the challenge?

More than anything else, being a prison officer means having to quickly assess new situations and weigh up different options. Our interactive test below gives you the opportunity to try some real-life scenarios from the landings.

Explore some real life prison scenarios

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