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:
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