The Recruit Prison Officer Campaign 2018

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Published On: Tue, February 13, 2018

“PRISON IS PRISON. It’s not supposed to be the most pleasant place. But you can’t look at someone as the crime they’ve committed. If you’re doing that, you may as well forget about being a prison officer.” <em></em> was given exclusive access to Mountjoy Prison last Friday to examine the challenges and rewards which come with a career in the Irish Prison Service. The people we spoke to did not shy away from the testing aspects of their jobs but added that appropriate training and preparation can help diminish the threat to their personal safety. A recruitment drive is now taking place and the Irish Prison Service expects to appoint up to 120 recruit prison officers per year over the next three years

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