20 April 2011

I'm not sure I feel any safer

This just in from The Seattle Times. Much of the work in corrections is about managing people. Over time, management has learned what kids in kindergarten know: "Use your words." Effective speech can make all the difference in a volatile situation.

On the other hand, there are people in jail or prison who never got the T-shirt that says, "Plays nicely with others." It doesn't pay to get complacent. There are many tools to use; I'm just not sure the latest one is going to make anyone safer.

At the same time, the comments after the article make me wonder if we're locking up the right people...

2 comments:

Fran said...

Oh my God...

claire said...

Good point, Shannon!
Easter Blessings.