Core Values & Ideologies

Core Values

Correctional Excellence:

We are correctional workers first, committed to the highest level of performance.


We embrace diversity and recognize the value and dignity of staff, inmates and the general public.


We demonstrate uncompromising ethical conduct in all our actions.

Core Ideologies

The Bureau is committed to providing:

  • A safe environment for both staff and inmates;
  • Secure institutions to confine offenders and protect the public;
  • Those skills building programs we can afford, to offer inmates the opportunity to live crime-free lives;
  • Service and stewardship to the public and a continued tradition of excellence; and
  • Staff who are ethical, professional, well-trained, and diverse.