Most common forms of corruption within a correctional facility
Based on this week’s reading, discuss the most common forms of corruption within a correctional facility.
How do you believe these issues should be dealt with, and how would you respond as a leader in that environment?
What specific action should you take in order to promote ethical and moral behavior among correctional employees?
- Bribery: Correctional employees may accept bribes from prisoners or their families in exchange for favors, such as providing contraband, giving preferential treatment, or looking the other way when a rule is broken.
- Nepotism: Correctional employees may hire or promote relatives or friends, regardless of their qualifications. This can create a conflict of interest and lead to favoritism.
- Embezzlement: Correctional employees may steal money or property from the facility or from prisoners.