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Florida House Approves Lower Minimum Age For Corrections Officers
By northescambia.com
Published: 04/19/2019

The Florida House has unanimously passed a bill that allows 18-year old corrections officers in Florida.

The minimum age for a corrections officer in Florida is currently 19. The 18-year old minimum, if it becomes law, would apply not only to the state prison system, but also to county jails in an effort to solve staffing issues.

A similar bill is moving through the Senate. The effort is backed by the Florida Department of Corrections.

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