What is a Corrections Officer?
Corrections Officers are an integral part of the Criminal Justice system in the State of Michigan. They oversee and participate in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners in correctional facilities. Corrections Officers also ensure prisoners’ compliance with institutional rules and regulations.
Corrections Officers work at correctional facilities throughout the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. They are assigned to a variety of positions within the prison such as housing units, yard, control center, visiting room, front desk and school.
Corrections Officers help protect their communities and prisons by keeping offenders sentenced to state prisons secure and away from society. Corrections Officers also help protect their communities by doing their best to help modify prisoner attitudes and behaviors through role modeling, one-to-one and group interaction, so the offender may be a benefit to society when released.