how "maximium" security?
| I work at a maximum security facility | It is my job to listen to ~and see if it is possible to resolve~ complaints from the the residents of that facility | I'm also enjoined to advocate on residents' behalf | It is not a job that engenders friendliness from others working there, though I work hard at maintaining balance |
Virtually everyone there is incarcerated, I am careful (as are others) to refrain from using the term "inmates" | Administration may not privately have a problem with that term, but publically it isn't used, because where I work is also a facility operated under the auspices of mental health funding, the inmates are referred to as "patients" | Now, I could get into a whole long discourse here on contrasting "treatment", "care", "services", therapeutic milieu" and such ... and I may do that some time in the future, but right now it would get me off topic |
Right now, the topic is just how secure maximum services are | Where I work, given that since the place began operations, in the early 1970s, given that in that entire time no one
escaped, I'd say the place is pretty secure about being locked down |
My inquiry is more toward how "secure" is a facility [any such facility
] if the inmates are albe to learn things about the outside life of anyone working there, especially given that these folks do not have internet access, and opportunities to actually correspond with the outside world, while not absent, are impinged upon significantly |
Mind you, I'm not surprised to hear that inmates know details about the personal lives of personnel working inside | Hell, numerous staff, themselves, can be quite chatty and genial ...if not to the inmates, then with their co-workers | And some of those same staff do so -in easy earshot of residents- without even a thought as to whether or not the residents are listening | You can certain that they do | there have been significant details about staff whom I have to find out about, that I have learned from the patients, simply because those staff speak in front of t hem as if they are not capable of remembering what the staff spoke of | Boy, are those staff
wrong | It happens, more often than one outside might think it does |
If the immates learn about staff personal lives from other staff, especially if and when the details learned can be sensitive, controversial or disconcerting to the listener, how secure is that facility?
I have my suppositions as to how secure the facility is, but I'm more curious about how others think it might be at the moment | Feel free to private e-mail me on the question |music right now | Michael Franks - Abandoned Garden (1995) | Natalie Cole - Stardust (1996) | recovering back
| not that anybody has asked, but my problem with the torn deltoid muscle has abated to the point where I'm now doing real exercises in physical therapy instead of just wincing over deep massage and ultra sound | And it's been three weeks since I no longer had to take oxycontin
to ease the pain | If I had any left do you think Rush Limbaugh
or Courtney Love
would come to visit? |