Florida Department Of Corrections Announces $1,000 Hiring Bonuses

July 19, 2018

The Florida Department of Corrections has announced $1,000 hiring bonuses for new hires at several institutions statewide, including the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton.

Applicants who complete their correctional officer certification through either FDC or certain state colleges will be eligible for the bonus. Paid training is available through the program.

The bonus program does not include the Century Correctional Institution.

Certified new hires are eligible to receive bonuses at the following institutions:

  • Columbia Correctional Institution, Lake City
  • Cross City Correctional Institution, Cross City
  • Franklin Correctional Institution, Carrabelle
  • Florida State Prison, Raiford
  • Gulf Correctional Institution, Wewahitchka
  • Hamilton Correctional Institution, Jasper
  • Hardee Correctional Institution, Bowling Green
  • Martin Correctional Institution, Indiantown
  • Mayo Correctional Institution, Mayo
  • Northwest Florida Reception Center, Chipley
  • Okeechobee Correctional Institution, Okeechobee
  • Reception and Medical Center, Lake Butler
  • Santa Rosa Correctional Institution, Milton
  • Suwannee Correctional Institution, Live Oak
  • Taylor Correctional Institution, Perry
  • Union Correctional Institution, Raiford
  • Wakulla Correctional Institution, Crawfordville

For more information regarding a career with the Florida Department of Corrections, visit FLDOCjobs.com.

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9 Responses to “Florida Department Of Corrections Announces $1,000 Hiring Bonuses”

  1. Bob Barker on August 20th, 2018 11:21 pm

    $1000 tease isn’t going to lure people into this underpaid and dangerous job…

  2. Truth on July 19th, 2018 5:28 pm

    People don’t even think about going out there it’s easily 3 times worse than they say it is. Only about half of what goes on out there makes it to the media. Low pay, low staffing levels and low morale, in addition to all that you won’t be appreciated for the job you do by the governor, state or public.

  3. Cal on July 19th, 2018 5:07 pm

    How about a $1000.00 bonus for the ones doing the job now to help good people stay!

  4. Grand Locust on July 19th, 2018 4:52 pm

    Tip of the iceberg for labor shortages. Legal immigration has all but stopped except in high paying tech jobs. The United States birth rate is now significantly below replacement, and the biggest population bulge in American history are leaving the workforce in record numbers. Eighty year old prison guards will not work, so exactly where are these guards going to come from even if you raise wages and give a five thousand dollar bonus. Prison guards with these labor shortages are going to be more and more at risk with under staffing, which will make the job even more unattractive as officer safety is going to be a real issue.

  5. Prison gaurd on July 19th, 2018 12:08 pm

    NO WAY!!!

  6. Mike Honcho on July 19th, 2018 8:43 am


  7. tg on July 19th, 2018 8:28 am

    Bring back Chain Gangs that worked well. If you work all day you don’t have the energy to fight and stab.

  8. It's not safe on July 19th, 2018 7:43 am

    They have bigger problems then a $1000 sign on bonus. Why are so many people leaving? Maybe audio and video ? Maybe running shift below critical at times? Maybe decade old equipment so the cell phones and drugs go undetected up there rear ends. Maybe some staff have gave up so it makes it harder on others so they look for other jobs. Just how many staff have quit,retired in the last 2 years can anyone say?

  9. GMP on July 19th, 2018 2:16 am

    But long time staff have only had one pay raise in over a decade get nothing and they wonder why they can’t retain quality staff.

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