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Prison guards

Australia - Prison guards watch over and maintain order among inmates of prisons, reformatories or penitentiaries.

Job descriptions

  • (a) searching arriving prisoners, putting their valuables in safekeeping, escorting prisoners to their cells
  • (b) making periodic inspection tours of cells and inspecting and maintaining the security of locks, doors and gates
  • (c) supervising prisoners at work, meals, or during recreation periods
  • (d) observing the conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
  • (e) patrolling prison areas to prevent escape
  • (f) assisting with the implementation of rehabilitation programs
  • (g) escorting prisoners in transit and during temporary leaves
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