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Wednesday | July 18, 2012
Working a double tonight with plenty of time to post!>>what's your opinion?
Sexual Exploitation of Female OffendersBy Caterina Spinaris Tudor , Ph.D.
There was yet another mention in the press recently about the systematic and prolonged sexual exploitation of female inmates by male corrections staff. The description of the inmates’ helplessness and victimization was almost too painful for me to read. A question kept ringing in my ears, a question posed by corrections officials nationwide who are baffled as to why corrections workers would risk going to prison just to get some sexual gratification from offenders. Given the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (http://nicic.gov/PREA), staff who sexually assault offenders are subject to felony criminal charges punishable by prison sentences of their own and/or fines, as well as discipline by their corrections agency. However, those dire consequences do not seem to be sufficient to deter some corrections employees who contemplate engaging in sex acts with offenders. Why might this be so? full story
Also this week:
Corrections Officer (level II and up) - Nevada Department of Corrections
Minimum Qualifications 21 years of age Valid driver’s license United States Citizen Additional Requirements Physical Fitness Test Psychological Examination NCIC Background Check Test for Controlled Substances Medical Physical Excellent Benefits Medical, HOM, Dental Plan Police/Fire Retirement 3 weeks sick pay a year 3 weeks vacation pay a year 11 Paid Holidays a year Training Upon selection, candidates will attend a six week training academy located at Ely State Prison in Ely, NVfull job posting
quote of the week
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."