Principles for success as a CO: State law

It is critical you stay informed with all current state law that governs how jails and prisons operate, especially in regard to use of force


In what is the fifth 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.

There are three elements of the corrections formula:

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