What should be the minimum age requirement to become a corrections officer?

Corrections1 Poll Results: Jan 04, 2023 - Jan 16, 2023

18 years of age 17 %
21 years of age 59 %
Older than 21 21 %
Not sure 3 %
Total 286

A Pennsylvania county jail is hiring 18-year-old high school graduates to bolster staffing and fill vacancies, something a Tennessee sheriff's office did in 2021. Do you think teenagers are ready for the challenges and demands of working in corrections? Email your thoughts to editor@corrections1.com.

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