Describe the different perspective of liability that officers may have from correctional leaders.
Discuss why leadership styles may need to be adjusted in different prison environments.
Finally, discuss how you, as a correctional leader, would handle officers’ ethical issues, such as not reporting inmate altercations as required.
A correctional officer is a term used to describe an official in uniform responsible for purposes of supervising, and ensuring safety and security of prisoners on inmates. Correctional officers may be held liable for any wrong doing resulting into an inmate being hurt or escaping and for professional misconduct and abdication of duty. These liabilities may be in the form of civil or criminal prosecution in courts of law. There exists an urgent need for leadership adjustment in prisons to meet the emerging challenges and increasing number of inmates being sent to prisons.