What does a Prison Officer do?

A Prison Officer is in charge of the safety, supervision and rehabilitation of people sent to prison. As well as custodial duties, a prison officer needs to develop good relationships with the prisoners to help rehabilitate them. Prison officers need to be able to react quickly and think on their feet if any difficulties arise. Responsibilities can include security checks on visitors and prisoners, providing care and support for vulnerable prisoners, maintaining order, and dealing with any incidents if they arise.