Correctional officers are responsible for the custody, care and supervision of offenders in a prison or correctional institution.

Correctional Officers are also known as Detention Officers, Correction Officer and Prison Officers in certain jurisdictions.

Correctional Officers are employees of the federal, state, county or city governments. Contrary to popular belief, Correctional Officers are quialified in firearms and carry them when not in direct proximity with prison inmate population. They are Law Enforcement Officers with jurisdiction in a correctional facility.
Q: Who are Correctional Officers ?
A: Correctional Officers are underpaid, unappreciated and underrated Law Enforcement Officers who are often referred to as "Prison Guards" and often mocked by Police Officers as being wannabe-cops.
by Moe July 13, 2003
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Correctional Officer: An educated person that has a high school diploma and can spell.
Inmate: Babysiter, befor, coulda' and lier

Correctional Officer: Babysitter, before, could a and liar. You stupid ass!
by Irishnut May 21, 2010
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A man who can not become a real police officer usually do to being fat and grossly out of shape. They often think the are real Law Enforcement even tho they have no powers to arrest. Over inflated egos and high need to control, this they become adult overrated babysitters in a prison setting. They often get their ass handed to them inside and outside of the prison because of their over inflated ego and lack of skills necessary to defend theirselves.
Look there goes Correctional officer McFat fuck going to get a burger again.
by 3tracks December 1, 2020
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An individual that keeps you safe at night. One who watches the criminals locked up so everyone else can sleep safe knowing their not going to escape. Someone who gets paid little and puts up with a lot. A Correction Officer is one who doesn't get the credit he/she deserves.
The Correction Officer had to tase the inmate because he assaulted another officer with a liquid urine substance and refused to come out of the cell.
by sglspd22 July 12, 2008
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1.n. A man who is not capable of becoming a real officer so ends up becoming an over rated babysiter.He is happy when at his work and sets his work befor his family. Word that can also describe used to describe, pussy, has been, coulda' been, bitch, lier, and asshole.
Inmate1:Hey wheres Correctional officer Buday?
Inmate2:Oh that bitch hes negleting his family.
Both together:Ohhhh...
by Digiboy October 17, 2005
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A person who feels the need to correct every wrong word you say including pronunciation
my wife could get a job as a VCO Vocabulary Corrections Officer
by revdog February 1, 2009
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