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Has anybody ever worked at a State Prison doing administrative work?

I am thinking of applying at LA county prison in Lancaster for Admin Asst. My husband is a Correctional Officer there. Do you have much contact with inmates? What would the job be like? Do go through a back round check? etc........Yes I realize I could just ask my husband, but he really does not know how free staff are treated or what the deal with it is. Plus I just want other peoples opinions who have actually worked that job at a prison.

Asked By: Krista and Masons Mama - 10/29/2008
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The Administrative Assistant ( or AA ) is the right hand person of the warden. Your contact with inmates would be very limited and your office is next to the Warden's in the Ivory Tower... More
Answered By: Nightrider - 10/29/2008
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I've been a clerk for San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for almost 5 years and when I worked in the jail I had quite a bit of contact with the inmates. I was really nervous at first but when you think about it, these are just the same people you interact with on the street except on the street you don't know... More
Answered By: Jean L - 10/30/2008
 
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