Sometimes that can be really hard work and very frustrating.
The other hard thing is dealing with people who self-harm, because it's sad and upsetting. I've done this job for nearly 14 years, so I know what's professional and what's not professional. I have a duty of care towards them; it's my responsibility that they're well cared for and it can be incredibly hard to deal with some of the things they say. I'm responsible for dealing with anybody who might have suicidal thoughts and I have to listen to things like that. A lot of women in my care have been through some horrific experiences and it's not stuff you really want to hear every day, but in the time I've worked in the prison I've developed a calm mindset.
I found it quite hard going from a female prison to a male prison because I talk a lot. With every woman on my unit I can guarantee that when I see them in the morning or outside they'll say 'Good morning miss, how are you? I remember on my first day working at High Down [a men's prison in Sutton] , opening the cell doors and just being like 'Morning! Go away'. I also had a few wolf whistles while working there. Would I call that sexist behaviour?
Maybe a little bit, but would I pay any attention to it? I'd just tell them it wasn't appropriate. If anything, I'd say male prisoners are more respectful of female prison officers then they are of male prison officers. One of the best things about the job is seeing a prisoner get parole after working with them for so long. It's a great sense of achievement when you finally get somebody in the right place and rehabilitate them, putting them back out in the community so they can be a decent person. Some of them stay in touch with me once they leave; I've had lots of thank you letters.
I set up an industrial cleaning course at the prison which gives prisoners proper qualifications and set some of the women up with that. The vast majority of women are going to go out into the community and see jobs available at places like Tesco, but that doesn't always work for people. With the industrial cleaning course we wanted to give them the opportunity to set up their own business and be their own boss — we've managed to get some contracts together, to get them into hospitals. Three of the women still have their own businesses which they run very successfully.
Confessions Of A...Women's Prison Officer
I'd recommend the prison service as an employer of women. I don't think people realise how family-friendly they are. I manage to fit my job around my childcare needs and the prison service understands this. It also has a caring side to it and you need to be able to empathise with people who may have come from a completely different walk of life.
It's a very safe, stable job in our current economy — there are always going to be people who commit a crime. Last night, over dinner, the frustration of.
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