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5 things you need to know about being a prison officer

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Dawn quote: "Kindness and understanding are two of the most powerful tools you can have at your disposal when working with prisoners."

Starting out as a prison officer 35 years ago, Dawn progressed up the ranks to governor, a role she’s held in several  prisons. She shares her thoughts and reflections on working as a prison officer, how it’s changed over the …

A day in the life of a Community Payback supervisor

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Community Payback (CP) supervisors supervise groups of people on probation to do unpaid work to improve local communities and get their lives back on track. If, like Jennifer, you’re ‘not an office person’ and you’re looking for rewarding work, read …