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5163 PRISON GUARDS
 


    Prison guards watch over and maintain discipline among inmates of prisons, reformatories or penitentiaries.

    Tasks include -

    (a) searching arriving prisoners, putting their valuables in safekeeping, escorting prisoners to cells and locking them in;

    (b) making periodic inspection tours of cells;

    (c) supervising prisoners at work, meals, or during walks and patrolling prison areas to prevent escape;

    (d) performing related tasks;

    (e) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Guard, prison


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.