Should there be women prison guards in mens' prison? (Female prison guard strangled)

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    I don't know if you all heard about this story. A 5'3" female prison guard was left alone in the prison chapel where a serial rapist, lifer was. She was strangled and left for dead.

    Since when are there female guards in mens' prison? This was news to me. What do you think? I thought they only hired burly tough guys for that job.


    Inmate had history of violence towards women - Seattle News - MyNorthwest.com

     
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    I worked in a super maximum prison once, and there was lots of women correctional officers there too, and judging by the size of some of the wimpy little gang bangers in there, the big fat women C.O. could have held their own. But a muscle bound inmate against a tiny little woman, what a stupid thing to do.
     
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    I think there should be a hefty size requirement for prison guards. They should be male and they should be big and strong.
     
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    I don't think women guards should be in mens prisons and I don't think men guards should be in womens prisons, too much shit goes wrong.
     
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    I totally agree. It's common sense. I've heard stories of women prisoners either having affairs with guards, or accusing them of rape.
     
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    Yup, same thing with the women guards in male prisons. Sometimes they have affairs with the inmates and alot of the times inmates will expose their privates to the female guards when they walk by their cells, probably to get a little excitement going cause their locked up 24/7. Definently not a place I would want my girlfriend working.
     
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    there have been female corrections officers in male prisons for years.
    They can and do cause a lot of problems; but they can also be really good.

    There are also male officers in women's prisons, which is equally horrible.

    all prisons have their share of entanglements/relationship scandals between guards and inmates. That's nothing new.
     
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    You're afraid her eyes might be polluted by the sight of other men's genitals?

    LOL!

    I've worked in co-ed detention; nothing happens in prisons that doesn't happen there including people exposing themselves and just being flat out disgusting.

    Not everyone is cut out for prison work. You need to be pretty laid back about the human condition or you'll end up in the loony bin yoruself.
     
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    I'm not saying that, I would hope a woman working in corrections would have thick skin but its just an example of the kind of harassment women CO's go through. If a riot breaks out women officers are the first ones targetted because the women are usually smaller, whats a woman going to do against a 6 foot 8 200+ pound gangbanger?
     
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    What's a short man going to do against him? They get raped and dismembered, too.

    It's a dangerous job and it draws the people who thrive on it.

    And though guards are crude, lewd, and obnoxious themselves if they've worked with the population much; truly most of them enjoy working with that population. They like them, and for the most part, try to do their best by them.

    For the most part.
     

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