Meaning a person is able to identify or relate with another person’s experiences. This is a key factor because without leaders that are in public or non-profit organization having empathy and understanding the position of their followers, many tasks would go undone or not done with the same quality. For example, while working in the prison system, the only way to get to upper management was to start out as a correctional officer and work your way up the ranks, because of this the upper management staff always stated “I’ve been in your shoes, I know what you’re up against.” Although this speech came with a stipulation of something the upper management wanted done more often or better, it still would validate the concerns we had as followers and gave us eases that change would soon be in store. The servant leader with empathetic characteristics is able to relate to the follower therefore encouraging them to be more productive. “Foresight is a leader’s ability to design her work and decisions around predictions of what is coming based on past and current contexts” (Terosky & Reitano 2016).
It is important to first understand the following issues. The relationship with working and they reentry, labor market in which prisoners will be jumping into, prisoners former profile such as education, work experience, health, amount of prison, and job perspective, Does the prisoner’s work while behind bars, and finally, ex-prisoners should be allowed the same chances of obtaining a job position after prison as everyone else. The way to begin combating ex-convicts work ethic is not a clean-cut and organized formula. Changes must be gradual and made in order to accommodate for individual’s situational differences and distinct circumstances. It is important for convicts to find a job, a job that will keep them out of trouble, support their mental health, and allow them to support their life in a positive
for convicts. Prisons should bring back the hard labor that previous convicts have endured. Some freedoms are understandable, such as food, shelter, and protection from excessive scourging. However, I feel it should be mandatory for inmates to be working constantly. They are not in prison to relax, but to pay for the crimes they committed.
For example Eli says, "those who keep silent yesterday will keep quiet tomorrow"(Wiesel , Night pg 16).This shows the reader if you do not speak up now, you will never speak up. To go on, he explains if you fail to use your voice, you will never find it. In addition if we neglect to raise our voices it will affect the victims who came before us by tarnishing their memories. Eli went on to state, "to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time" (Wiesel, Night pg 21). This illustrates that not spreading the word of the injustice that was done to these people is like killing their spirit.
Examples of programs available are Alcoholic’s Anonymous, GED classes, Community Work Programs, and Transitional programs. I find this job particularly fascinating due to the high level of analytical skilled needed and the ability to work well with other people in order to achieve the common goal of a safer society. I originally wanted to assist families within my community, but quickly learned that many of the parents were in jail or prison. I understood that the only way to help my community was to help those who have become involved in the criminal justice system. After looking at the career options and speaking
A society have a major impact on a person, a person is a product of the society they live in. ¨Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.¨ We have the power to change criminals with voice and action. We must not punish someone who already is receiving a punishment by not having freedom. ¨We have developed our own approach towards rehabilitating people, involving psychological rehabilitation, social rehab within families and of our Religious Rehabilitation
Not only will I be helping others, but I will be preventing an offender from repeating the same mistake. Not only with a single individual but even a community. The more offenders I can help the more likely I will be able to reduce crimes in a certain community area. Although "it 's not guaranteed that the offender will be too happy, but this is where one as a probation officer needs to be physically and emotionally strong to get the job done." (Pauline Tait).
There is no obligation for a prison employee or even a prisoner to help new arrivers to feel anxious. However, I believe it is to the advantage of the prisoner to have that help to adjust from outside to the prison life. It may help with a smooth transition, and help prevent suicides or other mental breakdowns. Psychologist Robert Morgan, PhD. Explained that the inmates need the help to cope with their length of sentencing, separating from friends and family, and the change in resident (prison is going to be home).
Ethical leadership and behavior is a challenge to law enforcement officers. Many reason exist as to why there is a challenge. Although challenges exist within police departments across the entire world, the challenges could be prevented or avoided. Officers who lack courage, honesty, and loyalty to the people the sworn to protect need to find a different profession. Leadership and leadership mentoring needs to be implemented in law enforcement training.
It is important that the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), NHS England and Public Health England understand the level of the mental health need nationally and within individual prisons, so that they can plan services to meet prisoners’ needs. A national data on mental health needs to help plan spending on mental healthcare; and an understanding of mental health needs at each individual prison to know which services to provide. NOMS expects prisons to provide an environment that is safe, secure and decent. Enabling prisoners to maintain a good state of mental well-being supports this aim but is challenging to achieve. The NHS has stated that connecting with people, being active and learning new skills can benefit mental well-being