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Aug 29, 2012
Male user Dare2bMe 1 post

Topic: The Club House / The Concerns of Inmates

It would seem the general attitude here is that because they are in prison, they are all “idiots” and “knuckleheads”, with no chance of a normal life after they are released. If people consistantly told you you were useless, or stupid, you would soon begin to believe it. It is a psychological fact. Stereotyping inmates is no different than what we did back in the 50’s and before, where black people were totally segragated. I will agree with the statement that if they want respect, they have to give it. But one thing I have seen repeatedly, is that a CO feels that he or she is above the inmate. That is far from true. Yes, CO’s are in a position of authority, and need to hold to that stance. But no one person is better than another. If your son or daughter was incarcerated, would you then consistantly remind them that they are an idiot? That they have no chance at life? I would hope not. Yes, there are inmates who should remain behind the wall for life, because they have no chance of rehabilitation, but unfortunately, that is not our job to discover. That is what judges and juries are for. Treat everyone with a little bit of dignity, and your facility would run a little smoother.




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