A corrections oficer for PA here. Spent 4yrs in the army with 2nd ranger bat. on ft. lewis WA got out took the test and with 10 vet preference pionts scored very well on the test. Been a CO for 16 years. Big cons are prisons run 24-7-365 so be ready to work holidays and weekends mandatory overtime so because i get off at 2pm many times i'm lucky enough to have to stay till 10pm with a last minute notice. There is also that thing of having to deal with inmates not the best people in the world to put polically correct. Pros are since I started young I will retire at 50yo without penalty. I get 6 weeks vacation and 11 holidays (since i work them) the pay is good for pa but out cost of living is comparatively low to other places. There is a lot of over time so you can make as much money as you want to spend time in prison but they are not the safest places in the world to work and you need to desensetize yuorself from many things and never ever take your work home.