5413-Prison guards

Job Title: 

Prison guards

Job Description: 

Prison guards watch over and maintain order among inmates of prisons, reformatories or penitentiaries.


Tasks include

  • searching arriving prisoners, putting their valuables in safekeeping, escorting prisoners to cells and locking them in
  • making periodic inspection tours of cells and inspecting and maintaining the security of locks, windows, doors and gates
  • supervising prisoners at work, meals, or during recreation periods
  • observing the conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
  • patrolling prison areas to prevent escape
  • assisting with the implementation of rehabilitation programs
  • escorting prisoners in transit and during temporary leaves
  • .
Specific Occupations: 

Guard (prison)

Matron/ Warden/ Gaoler (jail/ prison)

Officer, corrective services: guard

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2288