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Difficulties in hiring/retaining correctional officers

Why has it been difficult to hire and retain quality corrections officers in the past? What strategies are corrections agencies employing in an attempt to improve recruitment and retention? What other factors impact the situation?

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One of the primary reasons that it has been very difficult to hire and retain quality corrections officers in the past is the fact that the salaries that are offered for corrections officer positions are pretty low across the nation. These low salaries make it difficult to attract quality corrections officers.

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