State recruiting for correctional officers

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is looking to hire about 50 men and women.

A recruitment drive began last week to find 50 or so potential correctional officers to attend the next training academy in the spring.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.{} Applications will be accepted until Sept. 24th.

For those who complete the academy, starting salary for correctional officers is over 45,000 a year.