Every day, correctional officers get up, suit up, gear up and walk into a building where the residents do not want to be. In addition to the already tough environment, overcrowding, working short-staffed and, most recently, the problem of COVID-19, can all wear down even the most resilient correctional officer.

Stress from the everyday challenges of working in corrections can manifest into burnout, which can lead to greater problems such as PTSD. It's important to recognize the symptoms of burnout early and take steps to mitigate its effects.

Burnout is not a cliché. There is a lot behind the word—and correctional officers, from the newbies to the veterans, should know more about it.

Download this white paper to learn what causes burnout, how to recognize its negative effects, and strategies to counteract and prevent it. 

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