>Users:   login   |  register       > email     > people    


Issues of trust – part I - The eyes of trust
By Joe Bouchard
Published: 06/29/2009

Trust Look at the world through the eyes of trust. What do you see? Is every action that you view a model of altruism? Or do you see that which forces you to avert your gaze? Trust is in the eye of the beholder. What does this mean to corrections staff?

Professionalism is important to most corrections staff. Most of us can resist the temptation and very human quality of letting our emotions dictate our actions. Those in our ranks who deviate from policy and procedure give us reason to ponder our integrity as a group. Issues of trust in corrections may not be a comfortable topic. But it is very necessary to discuss.

Let us consider the concept of betrayal. The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 evokes the emotion of the ultimate surprise attack. Sixty years later, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 shocked us further. Betrayal is personified in Revolutionary War figure Benedict Arnold. In fact, his name is synonymous with traitor.

It is unfortunate that betrayal hits closer to home than those examples. One of your colleagues may be working against the security of your facility as you read this.

Unfortunately, some of our problems in our prisons come from staff that have an enormous emotional attachment to inmates. The emotional connection is not just love. There are some who have a strong loathing for prisoners and think it is their job to punish.

This can be depicted by “The Betrayal Continuum”. It is a chart that deals with ‘dirty staff’ on both sides of the continuum.

Coddler_______________________X____________________Vindictive

(The Betrayal Continuum)

Coddler - cares too much for prisoners. They develop strong feelings toward inmates such as love. Beyond emotional and sexual intimacy, coddlers often place colleagues in danger. They do this by introducing contraband into the facility for the benefit of their paramours. In most cases, this leads danger to everyone in the facility. Sometimes, coddlers will endanger the public by assisting in escape attempts.

Vindictive - gives nothing that is due to inmates. Often, they deprive prisoners of basic care. The classic vindictive will fabricate misconduct charges against prisoners. They harbor strong emotional attachment to those in their care. The emotion is hatred.

On the face of it, the Coddler and Vindictive seem like opposites. But they represent different sides of the same coin. They are alike in that they both have a disregard for policy. The similarities continue, as both allow their personal feelings direct their actions at work.

Betrayers of both varieties operate outside of policy. These are two extremes, but they are essentially the same behavior. Both are also illegal. Staff on both ends of the continuum render the incorrect amount of care.

This produces ill effects in the profession, making it more difficult for everyone. When acceptable limits of behavior are erroneously extended by a few, the jobs of the majority become more difficult. Prisoners are emboldened to test the scruples of other staff with renewed vigor.

The main fatality is trust. Trust broken, quite simply, is hard to regain. This is exacerbated when the breach of faith is a surprise. Disloyalty in any area is particularly crushing when it is unexpected. That is the point at which the betrayed party is most vulnerable.

In the end, the most shocking similarity is that betrayal is the common thread. The majority of staff, those who operate with integrity, are betrayed by these varieties of selfish coworkers.

How do we lessen the ill effects of betrayal in either extreme? For the answers to this, look for Issues of trust in corrections – part II

Visit the Joe Bouchard page



Comments:

  1. vosyxudo on 04/05/2020:

    Great post I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this interesting and knowledgeable article. lắp đặt rèm văn phòng

  2. xunexuho on 04/04/2020:

    I am glad you take pride in what you write. This makes you stand way out from many other writers that push poorly written content. tabletki

  3. xunexuho on 04/02/2020:

    Thanks for this great post, i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future. bobharle.com

  4. xunexuho on 04/02/2020:

    Your blog provided us with valuable information to work with. Each & every tips of your post are awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging.. bobharle.com

  5. vosyxudo on 04/01/2020:

    Great post I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this interesting and knowledgeable article. car audio

  6. xunexuho on 03/22/2020:

    Great Information sharing .. I am very happy to read this article .. thanks for giving us go through info.Fantastic nice. I appreciate this post. 結婚指輪 手作り

  7. xunexuho on 03/21/2020:

    Great content material and great layout. Your website deserves all of the positive feedback it’s been getting. 婚約指輪

  8. xunexuho on 03/21/2020:

    If you set out to make me think today; mission accomplished! I really like your writing style and how you express your ideas. Thank you. 結婚指輪 福岡

  9. vosyxudo on 03/18/2020:

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. https://www.directoriosweb.org

  10. xunexuho on 03/18/2020:

    Only aspire to mention ones content can be as incredible. This clarity with your post is superb and that i may think you’re a guru for this issue. High-quality along with your concur permit me to to seize your current give to keep modified by using approaching blog post. Thanks a lot hundreds of along with you should go on the pleasurable get the job done. 結婚指輪

  11. nacaj on 03/17/2020:

    I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. GLM marine aftermarket OMC parts

  12. vosyxudo on 03/16/2020:

    I am hoping the same best effort from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing skills has inspired me. Zahnarzt Luzern

  13. vosyxudo on 03/14/2020:

    This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information... Ameriprint business cards

  14. vosyxudo on 03/13/2020:

    This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post. dentist Bern

  15. TomLee on 03/11/2020:

    Thank you for sharing this viewpoint on corrections. Cheers from https://www.tpapoolcleaning.com.

  16. vosyxudo on 03/08/2020:

    I read a article under the same title some time ago, but this articles quality is much, much better. How you do this.. Stay Dry Roofing 46220

  17. nacaj on 03/05/2020:

    Thank you again for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. I was very interested in the article, it's quite inspiring I should admit. I like visiting you site since I always come across interesting articles like this one.Great Job, I greatly appreciate that.Do Keep sharing! Regards, garden residences balance units chart

  18. nacaj on 03/02/2020:

    I am happy to find this post Very useful for me, as it contains lot of information. I Always prefer to read The Quality and glad I found this thing in you post. Thanks radify graphic novel

  19. yajolos on 02/27/2020:

    Wow, cool post. I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real hard work to make a great article… but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. asrec

  20. yajolos on 02/24/2020:

    Thanks for sharing this quality information with us. I really enjoyed reading. Will surely going to share this URL with my friends. Truly Lovely Kitchen

  21. yajolos on 02/23/2020:

    Thank you so much for the post you do. I like your post and all you share with us is up to date and quite informative, i would like to bookmark the page so i can come here again to read you, as you have done a wonderful job. Body Line

  22. yajolos on 02/19/2020:

    Hi there! Nice stuff, do keep me posted when you post again something like this! hazmat cleanup

  23. yajolos on 02/18/2020:

    Thank you for some other informative blog. Where else could I get that type of information written in such an ideal means? I have a mission that I’m just now working on, and I have been at the look out for such information. production company

  24. yajolos on 02/13/2020:

    Great post, you have pointed out some fantastic points , I likewise think this s a very wonderful website. is taiwan safe to go now

  25. yajolos on 02/13/2020:

    Keep up the good work , I read few posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is very interesting and has sets of fantastic information. is taiwan safe to go now

  26. yajolos on 02/12/2020:

    You have done a great job on this article. It’s very readable and highly intelligent. You have even managed to make it understandable and easy to read. You have some real writing talent. Thank you. https://inlandempirepoolbuilders.com

  27. yajolos on 01/26/2020:

    Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. SEO Expert

  28. yajolos on 01/26/2020:

    Very nice article, I enjoyed reading your post, very nice share, I want to twit this to my followers. Thanks!. posicionamiento SEO

  29. johnb6174 on 01/24/2020:

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. rèm cửa sổ giá rẻ tại Hà Nội

  30. lavohese on 01/22/2020:

    Thanks for sharing the post.. parents are worlds best person in each lives of individual..they need or must succeed to sustain needs of the family. dịch vụ sơn nhà giá rẻ

  31. yajolos on 01/20/2020:

    This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post. màn cửa

  32. yajolos on 01/20/2020:

    I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success in your business. find more

  33. kihijywe on 01/14/2020:

    I know your expertise on this. I must say we should have an online discussion on this. Writing only comments will close the discussion straight away! And will restrict the benefits from this information. psicologos en Diego de Leon

  34. kihijywe on 01/14/2020:

    "Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject. Best web 2.0 Seller on fiverr

  35. kihijywe on 01/13/2020:

    Awesome and interesting article. Great things you've always shared with us. Thanks. Just continue composing this kind of post. psicologo infantil

  36. kihijywe on 01/12/2020:

    I found that site very usefull and this survey is very cirious, I ' ve never seen a blog that demand a survey for this actions, very curious... Commercial Roofing

  37. yajolos on 01/01/2020:

    I found that site very usefull and this survey is very cirious, I ' ve never seen a blog that demand a survey for this actions, very curious... Aimee Provence high tea

  38. yajolos on 12/25/2019:

    Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have. homes for sale in navarre

  39. johnb6174 on 12/24/2019:

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback. lanesha custom hoodie

  40. johnb6174 on 12/23/2019:

    You make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers. imprints-tshirt

  41. johnb6174 on 12/23/2019:

    Thanks for your insight for your fantastic posting. I’m glad I have taken the time to see this. hualien night market

  42. yajolos on 12/16/2019:

    This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself.. voyance gratuite telephone

  43. lavohese on 12/13/2019:

    Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. Smart garden

  44. johnb6174 on 12/13/2019:

    Yes i am totally agreed with this article and i just want say that this article is very nice and very informative article.I will make sure to be reading your blog more. You made a good point but I can't help but wonder, what about the other side? !!!!!!THANKS!!!!!! Rohrreinigung

  45. yajolos on 12/09/2019:

    I'm glad I found this web site, I couldn't find any knowledge on this matter prior to.Also operate a site and if you are ever interested in doing some visitor writing for me if possible feel free to let me know, i am always look for people to check out my web site. Consulta de psicoterapia en Moncloa

  46. johnb6174 on 12/04/2019:

    Thank you for very usefull information.. מנעולן בחיפה

  47. yajolos on 11/30/2019:

    This is highly information, crisp and clear. I think that everything has been described in systematic manner so that reader could get maximum information and learn many things. Alfred Hitchcock

  48. johnb6174 on 11/29/2019:

    I have not any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. Decorative Pillow Covers

  49. johnb6174 on 11/22/2019:

    Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work. Agenzia seo london

  50. johnb6174 on 11/20/2019:

    I gotta favorite this website it seems very helpful . acquari

  51. johnb6174 on 11/19/2019:

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. China CNC Machining

  52. johnb6174 on 11/13/2019:

    I like this post,And I guess that they having fun to read this post,they shall take a good site to make a information,thanks for sharing it to me. english classes houston

  53. johnb6174 on 11/13/2019:

    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my site =). We could have a hyperlink change contract between us! Cancun area cenotes

  54. johnb6174 on 11/12/2019:

    Nice post mate, keep up the great work, just shared this with my friendz sporting ferret

  55. yajolos on 06/21/2019:

    Thank you for such a well written article. It’s full of insightful information and entertaining descriptions. Your point of view is the best among many. viet finance news

  56. yajolos on 06/15/2019:

    This type of message always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content, so happy to find good place to many here in the post, the writing is just great, thanks for the post. international road transportation

  57. yajolos on 06/15/2019:

    I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven't had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!.. international freight forwarding

  58. yajolos on 06/11/2019:

    I love the way you write and share your niche! Very interesting and different! Keep it coming! Moon Marketing

  59. yajolos on 06/09/2019:

    I am very happy to discover your post as it will become on top in my collection of favorite blogs to visit. garage door roller and hinge replacement

  60. yajolos on 06/08/2019:

    I was surfing net and fortunately came across this site and found very interesting stuff here. Its really fun to read. I enjoyed a lot. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. SEO Services for Small Business

  61. yajolos on 05/27/2019:

    useful information on topics that plenty are interested on for this wonderful post.Admiring the time and effort you put into your b!.. DAX News

  62. tivozel on 05/23/2019:

    I have read your blog it is very helpful for me. I want to say thanks to you. I have bookmark your site for future updates. roof replacement Indianapolis

  63. tivozel on 05/20/2019:

    very interesting post.this is my first time visit here.i found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion..thanks for the post! indianapolis in roof repair

  64. tivozel on 05/19/2019:

    I have not any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. realizzazione siti web professionali

  65. tora on 05/15/2019:

    Most of the time I don’t make comments on websites, but I'd like to say that this article really forced me to do so. Really nice post! Post Media Magazine

  66. gonevumo on 05/12/2019:

    Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject. https://elojoseco.com

  67. gonevumo on 05/11/2019:

    This is highly information, crisp and clear. I think that everything has been described in systematic manner so that reader could get maximum information and learn many things. https://felixhessemedia.com

  68. gonevumo on 05/07/2019:

    Most of the time I don’t make comments on websites, but I'd like to say that this article really forced me to do so. Really nice post! Heating and Cooling Home Service and Install

  69. gonevumo on 04/29/2019:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often. Dentist Uckfield

  70. dummybakeapie on 01/17/2019:

    That is exciting content. Thanks for helping us out! Park Colonial, Riverfront Residences, Margaret Ville, Uptown at Farrer, Uptown @ Farrer, 8 Hullet, Parc Esta, JadeScape, Treasure at Tampines, Treasure @ Tampines, Tre ver, the Tre ver, Garden Residences, Jovell, The Jovell, Kent Ridge Hill , Kent Ridge Hill Residences, Stirling Residences , Tapestry, The Tapestry, Whistler Grand, Renovation singapore, Renovation contractor singapore, Renovation singapore, Renovation contractor singapore, Renovation singapore, Renovation contractor singapore, Space Walk,

  71. dummybakeapie on 01/17/2019:

    Thanks for adding value [url=https://www.test.com/] URL [/url] herf

  72. jazz23 on 10/06/2018:

    The way is here when we want to get the sims mobile cheats online and get some simoleons and cash here.


Login to let us know what you think

User Name:   

Password:       


Forgot password?





correctsource logo




Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of The Corrections Connection User Agreement
The Corrections Connection ©. Copyright 1996 - 2020 © . All Rights Reserved | 15 Mill Wharf Plaza Scituate Mass. 02066 (617) 471 4445 Fax: (617) 608 9015