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

Corrections1 Poll Results: Nov 15, 2021 - Nov 24, 2021

18 years of age 16 %
21 years of age 60 %
Older than 21 23 %
Not sure 1 %
Total 262

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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