Principles for success as a CO: Federal law

While the inmates in our care have been legitimately deprived of liberty, they still have certain constitutional rights


By Brandon Anderson

In what is the fourth of a nine-part series, I outline what I call the "Corrections Formula," an easy way to remember nine principles to optimize your success as a correctional officer.

The formula is designed to guide your thoughts, decisions and actions so you develop an operational mindset where officer safety is your top priority, professionalism is your foundation and legality is your path.

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