I am a CNAI, taking the CNAII course. I'm trying to get a job in a correctional facility as a med-tech. I am also a certified med-tech. I plan to enroll in nursing school @ mercy school of nursing in charlotte. i really want to go into the field of correctional nursing with a little mental health nursing on the side. i've worked with patients with alot of mental health problems. i am taking a course in correctional nursing @ canon college. but i want to know as much as possibe by the time i go in. can anybody help me?thanks
Jul 16, '03
"I think there is a real danger in falling into the trap of thinking "these people are here to protect me, at all costs because I am so learned and important""
Of course that is not the point. They will protect you because that is their job, they are trained to do so in any reputable facility, AND not to do so would create general unrest among the inmates--causing trouble for them as well.
A good book is entitled "Games Criminals Play," for those further interested in inmate dynamics.
"I honestly feel that a lifetime in prison without hope of release is quite simply cruel beyond measure, it surpasses any measure of human cruelty I have ever encountered,"
Spend some more time in corrections and you will clearly realize that for MANY of these inmates they have much better lives in prison than they have ever had, or would likely ever have, "on the outside." They are well aware of this and "keep coming back" to prove it.
Last edit by sjoe on Jul 16, '03