Ethical Dilemmas In Correctional Facilities

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Prisons are full of people who have done unethical things learning how to become ethical. It is absolutely crucial that correctional officers make the right ethical decisions when working with criminals. Correctional officers are in charge of prisoners and could often abuse their power of authority. Within women’s correctional facilities many officers could have sexual relationships with the inmates. This conflicts with the actual relationship between the officer and the inmate. Another example of an inappropriate relationship between the officer and the inmate would be the introduction to contraband within the cell walls. This provides the inmates with opportunities to continue their unethical behavior even within the walls. Many correctional officers will often…show more content…
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