CO Franciso from A&E's Behind Bars: Rookie Year

Francisco Villacana

Rookie CO

22-year-old Francisco was drawn to corrections for the salary and advancement opportunities. He’s had to put his goals of finishing school on hold in order to support his family.

Although Francisco is working hard to learn what it takes to be a good CO, he appears to have little understanding of the harsh demands that come with the job. His superior officers believe he has the intelligence, physical fitness and work ethic to do well on the line but they question if he has the desire and toughness to be a CO they can count on in a time of need. Only time will tell if he has the resilience to make it.