Hi fellow correctional nurse's. I'm having a hard time convincing a coworker of mine to stop making contact with an inmate. I've tried to explain to her that they can be manipulative and that she can lose her job. She said she came to me about it because she "heard" that I did it and kept my job
The truth is that my husband had been arrested around the same time I started and I had to inform the administrator so that I could be move to another facility and she refused to move me because she needed me on the shift I was on. He was there for 3 days and somehow it was said that I met him there (funny how we were able to get married in jail within that time frame-WHATEVER!).
Anyway, if you know any situations gone wrong please post so that i may refer her here.
Oct 7, '06
Quote from mercyteapot
I'd guess it happens in roughly the same ratio as women who make bad choices when it comes to choosing their mates in general.
If you're dead set on getting into a bad relationship then, there's plenty of options with that on the outside as well ... without having to lose your license and career with an inmate.
I guess I just don't understand it. I mean ... you're ruining your whole life for a criminal. It's strange, to say the least.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 7, '06
Oct 7, '06
It happens not just to nurses in prisons, it also happens to guards, chapelancy staff, etc. Mercy, you are right, in that the nurse gets lots of warm fuzzies from the inmate, and it must feel like love. But the only two that I have actually known personally were jailed, lost their license, wrecked their future, and one ended up killing herself.
Last edit by sanctuary on Oct 7, '06