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Because prison security must be maintained around the clock, work schedules for corrections officers may include nights, weekends, and holidays. The workweek, however, generally consists of five days, eight hours per day (although it may run longer if reports on serious incidents must be written), except during emergencies, when many officers work overtime.

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