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by lpntorn16 (New) New

So I have a offer of employment at my local county correctional facility pending the background check done by the deputy warden. About 4 years ago I had visited an inmate with a friend of mine went for moral support. The only thing my paperwork asked was if I knew of anyone currently incarcerated which I was honest and said no they never asked if I had ever visited anyone.if they had I would've been honest as well. I spoke with the don today to let her know I had sent for the other 3 backround checks they require and asked what the wardens check would include she said to make sure I do not associate with the wrong crowd and that I have no criminal record. Now I am worried this is what I have wanted all along and I would hate for a few visits years ago to ruin this opportunity. Any advice? I'm in pa

Orca, ASN, RN

Specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC. Has 27 years experience. 2,050 Posts

Visits with an inmate won't show up on a background check. Mostly this consists of running an FBI rap sheet and usually a rap sheet from your state bureau of investigation. If you have contact from this point forward with anyone who you know has a criminal record, you should report it to your employer. Usually this is not a major issue and it is just noted. I had a brother-in-law who became incarcerated in another state. I had no contact with him, but I still reported it.

lpntorn16

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I appreciate your response! I have been a nervous wreck waiting for the warden to finish my background check as this has always been my ultimate goal! I have completed my fbi fingerprinting child abuse and state police checks so wondering what else there is to check that is why I was concerned that they would be checking past visitation records. Thanks again

loveBobaT

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They are checking your background and fingerprints too?

lpntorn16

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They are checking your background and fingerprints too?

Yes that is normal in pa though. I have had it done many times for jobs. I've done my cogent fingerprints pa state police record check and pa child abuse clearance

lpntorn16

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Update I just got the official call offering me the job! So I fussed for a week for nothing! I start tomorrow for 4 hours thanks so much everyone for all of your posts I have benefited greatly from them

loveBobaT

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Update I just got the official call offering me the job! So I fussed for a week for nothing! I start tomorrow for 4 hours thanks so much everyone for all of your posts I have benefited greatly from them

Congratulations!! I got it too. I fussed for two weeks for nothing !!!