WPPA Recognizes Correctional Officers Week, May 3–9, 2009

During the week of May 3–9, the WPPA proudly thanks correctional officers for the jobs they do. It is a time for us to think about the correctional officers in Wisconsin and across the nation that serve their communities as well as those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Few Americans have a more difficult or less publicly visible job than the brave men and women who work in our correctional facilities. Correctional officers who work in jails and prisons are responsible for the safety, containment, and control of prisoners. Correctional officers must protect inmates from violence from fellow prisoners, while encouraging them to develop skills and attitudes that can help them become productive members of … Continue reading