Prison officer John Matthews appeared on Channel 4's documentary ‘Prison’. In this blog post he writes about his behind-the-scenes experiences of filming and what it’s really like being a prison officer.
HMPPS are holding their annual awards that celebrate the exceptional work prison and probation staff do every day. We’ve spoken to the 2017 Prison Officer of the Year and the Probation Champion of the Year to find out what advice they’d give to people starting out in their careers.
Keith is a Youth Custody prison officer, who works with young people aged 15-18. His post provides insight into his inspiring career, providing support to young people, helping them to develop the skills and experience that'll help them lead crime-free lives once released.
Sarah rose up through the ranks from a prison officer to a prison governor within 10 years, and also raised 2 small children in between. She now works at HMPPS headquarters, and shares her story on her inspiring career progression.
If you're Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic (BAME) background and interested in working in the prison service, read Officer Diwan's personal experiences of what it's like working as an Asian Muslim prison officer.