The hardships of correctional officers often go unseen by the public
Updated: Jul 6, 2020
COs suffer from PTSD at more than double the rate of police officers and the general public. Recent statistics found 34 percent of COs suffer from PTSD, compared to 14 percent of military veterans.
According to a study by a New Jersey police taskforce, the suicide rates of COs are twice as high as other law enforcement officers and the general public.
Additionally, COs have the highest mortality rate of any other occupation, including the highest rates of divorce, alcoholism and domestic assault, according to the American Addiction Center.