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Correctional Humor

Most officers would agree that maintaining a sense of humor is an absolute must, and psychological research points to the positive value of humor in promoting mental health.

A popular corrections web page has a piece called “… Signs You’re a Correctional Officer,” and to expand on that theme, here is a space where you are invited to submit your own ideas and build your own list of signs. Take a moment to think about some of the funny, strange or just plain silly things that you have caught yourself doing as a result of your work as a correctional officer. Below are a couple of examples from anonymous writers:

You might be a correctional officer if …

… you're looking for one of your kids and yell, “Count time, catch your racks!”

… when you’re at home and see a phone off the hook and think it may go to a no dial alarm.

… you’ve ever told random teenagers at the mall to tuck in their shirts and pull up their pants (and they did!)

Submit Your Ideas

Send your ideas to Entries will be accepted based on their appropriateness for a general audience.