Deapartment of Corrections

Female Corrections Officers
9:45 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Women in the Utah Department of Corrections

Megan Riddle and Captain Jason Nichols as they work with the training cadets in the forced entry exercise.
Ray Howze

Corrections officers in Utah are predominantly male. It’s a job that many believe requires traditionally masculine attributes like brute strength and force.  But less than a quarter of Utah Correction’s officers are female and that statistic does not begin to tell the entire story.

The Utah Corrections officer training program is the same for both men and women. The profession has become significantly more amiable for both sexes using verbal tactics and well-established boundaries between inmates and officers.

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