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Information on Staff-Inmate Boundaries and Inmate Manipulation

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Staff-Prisoner Relationships, Staff Professionalism, and the Use of Authority in Public and Private-Sector Prisons

Crewe, Ben, Alison Liebling, and Susie Hulley, 2015

The study identifies some of the characteristic strengths and weaknesses of the public and private prison sectors, particularly in relation to staff professionalism and its impact on the prisoner experience.

Avoid Falling in Love With an Inmate: Corrections Staff's Perceptions of Causes and Solutions for Female Staff Romantic Involvement with Inmates

Alexander, M.E., L. Coons, and J.G. Chavez, 2014

This paper focuses on why female correctional staff becomes romantically and sexually attracted to inmates.

Anti-Fraternization Policies and their Utility in Preventing Staff Sexual Abuse in Custody

Smith, Brenda V. and Melissa C. Loomis. American University, Washington College of Law, Project on Addressing Prison Rape. National PREA Resource Center, 2013

This publication is an excellent resource of case law “detailing how courts across various jurisdictions have analyzed employees’ challenges to anti-fraternization policies. Although the cases below only cover adult institutions, the tension between staff relationships and anti-fraternization policies persists in juvenile agencies as well. Agencies should be mindful that these policies can have a greater impact for female staff; note that of the twenty-six cases below, only nine implicate male staff. The impact of anti-fraternization policies seems to fall more heavily on female staff because of the greater number of male inmates. As one court specifically noted, ‘since the ratio of male prisoners to female guards is vastly higher than the ratio of female prisoners to male guards, there is no doubt that an anti-fraternization policy . . . will impair the marital prospects of women far more than those of men’”

Document ID: 027566

Avoiding Inmate Setups

Croucher, Greg, Minnesota Department of Corrections, 2012

Document ID: 024456

Sexual Boundary Violations Committed by Female Forensic Workers

Faulkner, Christine, and Cheryl Regehr, 2011

Violations that occur between female corrections staff or female forensic workers and male inmates within the prison or forensic mental health environment'. Sections of this article include: abstract; characteristics of male prisoners and forensic patients; individual factors contributing to boundary violations by female staff; organizational factors contributing to boundary violations by female; implications of sexual boundary violations; and recommendations for practice. 

Document ID: 025700

Boundaries: Protecting Your Profession: Non-Institutional Annual Training

Oregon Dept. of Corrections, 2010

This training program addresses the need to be ever vigilant in regards to staff inmate relations. Participants will understand: the Staff/Inmate Boundary Model; how to know when you are being manipulated; what acceptable interactions with offenders are; how to respond to inappropriate offender interactions; what staff sexual misconduct is; how to intervene with a peer; and how to protect yourself from staff-inmate boundary violations. Please contact the NIC Information Center for a copy.

Document ID: 024734