Topic: The Club House /
Some thoughts prompted by this thread and 25 years in correctional environments:
1) Sometimes people who are very good at their jobs get bullied because someone dumber than them gets promoted to be their boss.
2) Some people seem to think that you can’t “really” know how to set a broken arm unless you’ve had a broken arm…..
3) Some people like to use euphemisms to rationalized their behavior — “cleansing” for genocide, “IPC” for being a jerk “because the environment makes me that way,” etc.
4) There are, in fact, many people working in corrections who shouldn’t be there. Due to the rotten working conditions (which includes bullies, staff and inmate) and the crummy pay, almost any Body will do to fill a slot these days. Anyone who has a great REALISTIC idea of how to solve this problem needs to be working proactively with correctional administrators to fix that problem — not taking it out on the poor 63-year old dork who messes up count every day but who needed a job and didn’t know what he/she was getting into.