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    Take the most incompetent management that you can imagine - then add reverse racism and cliques.

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Columbia, SC

    I worked at South Carolina Department of Corrections - Columbia, South Carolina

    Pros

    -Benefits are second to none with any state job.
    -Police officer's retirement system.
    -Tons of advancement opportunity if you're the right ethnicity.
    -Policies don't apply to you if you're in circle, which often relates to the above - and by the way, I'm not white and I saw these issues.

    Cons

    Police retirement systemis fantastic - but you will never make enough money to make it pay off, so what's the point? Half pay of a meager salary is just that.

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    "Safety first" at the academy, then "are you being a problem?" when you insist on safety in the prisons.

    It's pretty bad that I spent seven years there and after the old crew, which was multiracial, retired suddenly it is nothing but African Americans running everything and they have an iron fisted grip on power. I've even been told by a supervisor that "it's our turn now". Everyone knew that the ONLY way to get promoted if you weren't black was to go to a different prison and work your way up there. That's moronic. Also, this is totally unrelated to race, but how about reading comprehension and report writing and problem solving tests? JHC, some of the white shirts were barely literate (including a white and Latino one for those who think I'm making a statement).

    Further, these guys DO NOT care about your life. They will issue the most broke, poorly maintained equipment to work in an already dangerous job. One time I was at the hospital with an inmate and I was issued a Barney Fife holster from the 60's that was literally in tatters. Not to mention that it was made for a different gun and you could completely pull the trigger while it was strapped into the holster. So when the holster just broke on me from nothing other than the weight of the weapon - I was left with the gun in my pocket for the rest of the night. That's unsafe, but more safe than a holster so loose that it fell out into the floor when you sat down so I didn't mind. I was told not to come back to work without having bought a new one. I did buy a new one - for my own use since I didn't want an inmate or citizen taking my gun from me - which happened a few month later from another officer with the same type of holster at the same hospital. The person them shot themselves in the elevator. I quit the next week to return to college so that I would never have to work in a job like that again.

    Zero accountability for supervisors, who should have the most accountability. Armorers that don't maintain guns, communications supervisors that don't maintain radios - but they check your hands to make sure your nails are clean during inspection. You had better not ever change your own oil.

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