Extra Correctional Offers Headed To Local Prisons

June 18, 2024 8:41 am in by

More than a dozen new correctional officers have begun work at two local prisons…

It comes amid a recruitment and workforce boost, with 14 grads to be stationed at Port Augusta and Port Lincoln Prisons.

The new recruits completed eight weeks of classroom-based training and four weeks of in-service training, paving the way for nine months on roster in probationary roles.

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This is the third trainee correctional officer school to graduate this year, with another two still to come – bringing the total number of new recruits to over 100.

SA has the lowest re-offending rate in the country and the new officers will help further reduce this rate.