Prison guards

Tasks and duties

  • Searching arriving prisoners, putting their valuables in safekeeping, escorting prisoners to cells and locking them in
  • Making periodic inspection tours of cells and inspecting and maintaining the security of locks, windows, doors and gates
  • Supervising prisoners at work and meals, and during recreation periods
  • Observing the conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
  • Patrolling prison areas to prevent escapes
  • Assisting with the implementation of rehabilitation programs
  • Escorting prisoners in transit and during temporary leave

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