For those of you that might be able to add to this discussion.....I recently left hospital nursing and took a full time job at a local prison. I had never worked in this sort of environment before, so it is all new to me. I am not a job hopper, so I was hoping that I could make this a long term thing, provided that I enjoy the work.I decided to look up information on how the prison system works, and was surprised by what I found. By reading a lot of the articles online, it sounds like tons of states are going to try and implement prison reform policies, which would decrease the total number of inmates in the system. I am in Florida where there are approximately 50 major facilities, but my concern is that if they decrease the population by as much as they want to, will there start to be closings of prisons? Everything that I have read online talks about how terrible the system is and it seems that everyone is in support of cutting the amount of spending on the prison system. Does this mean that for those of us choosing to work in this area constantly have to be worried about budget cuts affecting whether or not the facility we work in will be closed? What do you think?