well first of all, that quiet non-aggressive person sure is gonna change after they try to jack you around one too many times! you will get tough. you will have no other choice. it's survival of the fittest. whatever you do, in the meantime, do not allow your fear to show-they will prey on you like wolves....they can sense it. think of how aggressive dogs act when they sense someone is weak.
if you are afraid for your own security, if it makes you feel any better, it's alot scarier in a civilian free world ER where anyone can walk in iwth a weapon, and you dont have a guard at your side.
and dont forget, they want something from you. you are the one in control and have the power to dictate their treatment regimen. if anything, you will find them manipulating you in any way they can, flirting with you, grooming you........they want what you have. they want to befriend you. just maintain your professional boundaries at all times. play no favorites. dont be overly friendly. even an innocent smile will be misinterpreted as "she's got the hots for me"..
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Hi, I am new to corrections. Just started work @ a max male prison. Frankly I'm scared to death. Any words of wisdom? I am a very quiet, non-aggressive person...help!