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Corrections Admin

Correctional administrators are in charge of supervising correctional officers in the prison system, as well as designing and implementing policies within correctional facilities. They typically are former corrections officers who have been promoted to this position. Read on to learn more.

Inside Corrections Administration

Individuals working in corrections administration supervise correctional officers and help maintain security within correctional facilities, such as jails and prisons. Corrections administration workers also direct the activities of officers, inmates and facility visitors by shaping overall policy. There are several different levels of corrections administration. One may work as a direct, front-line supervisor or as a warden. To achieve a position in corrections administration, one generally becomes a corrections officer first. If you're interested in entering this career path, take a look at the Study.com information and links below.

Education and Training Information

With the right amount of training, education and hands-on experience, it may be possible to rise to an administrative position. The Federal Bureau of Prisons, for example, offers its correctional officers additional training according to one's occupation within the correctional system at one of its training facilities to aid in career development (www.bop.gov). A correction officer may earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in criminal justice if they are serious about advancement. Visit these links to find out more about degree options relevant to correctional administration.

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