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.
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.
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
Croucher, Greg, Minnesota Department of Corrections, 2012
Document ID: 024456
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