I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (More than a year)
As ex-military, starting pay is above average in this rural area ($3019/mo.)
A lot of Overtime work offered.
Good training program with great benefits.
They furnish uniforms.
Most policies learned in the academy are not followed when you start actual work inside the prison.
Rules are constantly changing, dependent on who is boss that week.
A lot of walking .. Up to 5 miles on a 12 hour shift.
Four 12-hour shifts, Four OFF days can be taxing on your legs.
Advice to Management
Get all COs on the same page.
Enforce policies on inmates without antagonizing.
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Killeen, TX) in November 2017.
The hiring process is pretty fast and easy. You'll test and interview that same day, and you may get hired on spot or wait up to 2 weeks so they can get more information on your background.
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