1. What are some things as correctional administrators you have done in the field that you can no longer afford to do?
There are many things which the correctional administrators can’t afford to do although they have been done in the past. The first is maintaining a continuous vigilance so that the inmates are not harmed or attempt to escape, as well as preventing their manipulation from the rules of cunning inmates. The second is the imparting of knowledge as well as wisdom. This is now impossible with the new regulations (Seiter, 2017). Finally, with the added responsibility, it’s difficult to control the inmates’ behavior.
2. As leaders of today, and tomorrow in your agency, what are some things you CAN do to better ensure a healthy organization now and in the future?
In order to ensure a healthy organization both today and the future, the following activities will be done. First, the existing HR will be leveraged as well as the staffs’ wellness initiatives which create a long-term, integrated and holistic approach to employees’ workforce and performance (Seiter, 2017). Secondly, I will develop a vision for the organization, work unit, and department which will inspire the workers. Also, I will identify opportunities for every employee to exercise healthy leadership though in small ways. Organizational change initiatives will be designed for healthy experience of managers and workers. Finally, the organizational beliefs, values, and assumptions will be emphasized.
3. What are the top three challenges in Corrections today? Identify those challenges and explain each challenge.
The most correctional challenges today are: First, there exist special populations which include the elderly suicidal inmates, mentally ill individuals, the inmates who are housed in segregation units, and transgender inmates. Secondly, there exist a professional boundary. With the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the regulation outlaws the study of inmate sub-culture as well as the in-mate’s carnal knowledge, and some employees and Correctional Officers are manipulated by the inmates. Finally, there is the issue of minority inmates (the African American males) and the illegal inmates (Ohio & Jackson, 2015). Any correctional measure for these minority inmates ignites protests as well as raise accusations against the law enforcement officers for the unfair treatment or use of excessive force.
Seiter, R. P. (2017). Correctional administration: Integrating theory and practice.
Ohio. & Jackson, A. (2015). Warren Correctional Institution: May 11, 2015, May 13, 2015 [and] May 14, 2015. Columbus, Ohio? CIIC