Must be Friday: Yet another female prison guard busted for supplying male inmate with sex
The usual chin-pulling explanation for these all-too-regular jailhouse shenanigans is that state and local governments don’t have the right screening techniques in place—or pay enough in salaries—to weed out lady guards with “self-esteem” issues:
“‘I believe that a lot of times the females that engage in this type of ethical suicide have major issues going on with themselves before they are even hired,’ Tamara, a former corrections officer who has moved into prison administration at a Midwestern facility, tells VICE. ‘A lot of them are single mothers who are looking to fill a void in their lives, whether it be not having a spouse, or a father figure on the outside.’
‘I hate to say it, but a lot of correctional officers, male and female, have low self- esteem,’ Tamara says, which can lead to them befriending or starting relationships with inmates.”
I think there’s a simpler explanation for what goes wrong: Putting female guards into male prisons in the first place.
Posted by Charlotte Allen