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U.S. Marines military police officer shows restraints used for transporting detainees at Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (January 10, 2002).

{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} A prison officer (UK<ref>Her Majesty's Prison Service – Career Information. Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref> and Ireland,<ref>Irish Prison Service – Recruitment. Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref> and the official English title in Denmark,<ref>The Danish Prison and Probation Service – General Information, page 5 Retrieved 2012-07-07</ref> Finland,<ref>The Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services, Finland Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref> and Sweden<ref>Swedish Prison and Probation Service – Fact Sheet. Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref>), also known as corrections officer (New Zealand,<ref>New Zealand Department of Corrections – Job Description. Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref> US<ref>Indeed: Corrections Officer Salary Retrieved 2012-07-07</ref><ref>Yukon Department of Justice website Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref>), correctional officer (Australia,<ref>Queensland Corrective Services – Employment Information Retrieved 2012-07-07</ref> Canada,<ref>Correctional Service Canada – Correctional officer job profile Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref><ref>Ontario Correctional Services – Careers Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref><ref>British Columbia Corrections – Employment Information Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref> Jamaica,<ref>Jamaica Department of Correctional Service – Roles of Correctional Officer Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref> and US<ref>US Department of Labor – Correctional Officer job statistics Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref>), detention officer (US<ref>FBI Atlanta: Former Fulton County Detention Officer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison Retrieved 2012-07-07</ref>) or penal officer (US<ref>Career Occupational Profile for: Penal Officer Retrieved 2014-03-17</ref>), is a person responsible for the supervision, safety, and security of prisoners in a prison, jail, or similar form of secure custody. Historically, terms such as jailer (also spelled jailor or gaoler), jail guard, prison guard, and turnkey<ref>Ontario Provincial Secretary and the Inspector of Prisons' report on the Toronto Central Prison Retrieved 29 November 2011</ref> have also been used.

Corrections Officers are responsible for the care, custody, and control of individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial while on remand or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a prison or jail. They are also responsible for the safety and security of the facility itself. Most officers are employed by the government of the jurisdiction in which they operate, though some are employed by private companies. Private Guard companies are not considered Law Enforcement, and as such, cannot statutorily carry firearms off-duty without a concealed weapons permit, unlike most state and county Corrections Officers.

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