Quote from agencyangel
Whatever crimes these women may have comitted, doesn't make them fair game for unscrupulous prison staff. They are still women, and even if they were to start this type of banter, the nurse would still have been in the wrong to respond in kind. He should not have spoken to them in that manner. He was guilty in my book and the fact that the law courts dismissed them, is also criminal. If they commited those crimes, it was because they got a bad hand in life, they didn't start out as criminals, and I am sure it they were given the choice of a better, more decent life, with no poverty or drugs, then they would snatch your hand off. This was life dealing them yet another bad hand, to keep them and their self esteem down in the gutter - heart breaking.
So, have YOU
ever worked in correctional nursing? From your post, my guess is "NO". If you have, I'm thankful that I never had to follow your shift. You sound like a "nice nurse" that wouldn't follow policy and be fodder for the inmates to later blackmail (http://www.amazon.com/Games-Criminal.../dp/0960522603
). Nothing about this is story is "heartbreaking". The only thing "heartbreaking" is your willingness to condem one of our own.
So many questions are brought to my mind when I read this story, like "Where was security?" I've worked at several correctional facilities and in ALL of them required a member of security to be present for all medical visits, for the safety of the nurse. Another question would be "Where were the other nurses?" EKG's are not done just for the hell of it inside, they are limited to suspected cardiac emergencies
and when those occur it's "all hands on deck" should CPR or a transport to the ED is needed. Security and nurses appear out of nowhere to help for this type of emergency.
Inmates BECOME inmates after YEARS of attempting to keep them out. They get chance after chance to go through drug/alcohol rehab, unsupervised and supervised probation, social service referals, mental health counseling, you name it. ALL ON YOUR TAX DOLLAR!!! They have chosen NOT to follow the rules and FINALLY end up incarcerated after exhausting the system. Once inside, they become bored and have all kinds of time to manipulate staff. My guess is this story started out as an attempt at manipulation of the nurse that went all the way and the inmates lost.
The part of your post that bothers me the most is your lack of understanding for one of your own. Go ahead, throw another nurse under the bus. There are so many out there that want to work in corrections that we have to chase them off with dogs.:angryfire
I doubt that this nurse was guilty of anything but maybe bad correctional judgement and a worse sense of humor. Last I looked, these were not grounds for losing your license.