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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.
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#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:
#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.