young white COs tend to have a chip on their shoulder which is what pretty much all the guys I saw in that video were. I understand that these guys have a dangerous job, but it is just like the cop that comes up to you or pulls you over and he has prick written all over him. Convicts know that guards with a chip on their shoulder have no confidence in themselves and overcompensate by being outwardly tough. THAT is what creates the problems in the end. At that point all a guy has left is his dignity and respect and if you take that from him, you are pretty much setting yourself up for problems.[/quote]
Pretty much makes sense that young inexperienced guys have no confidence in themselves hence the need to ‘act’ tough esp. in a prison where there are real bad bastards eye balling you!
I have no opinion on the ‘white’ part of your comment as we come from different countries.
I agree that when a guy looses his dignity the prison authorities are setting themselves up for bigger problems because its then the con has nothing else to loose.
Respect is another issue because this is something you earn and are not automatically entitled to. So when you have a prisoner who has murdered somebody, respect from CO’s, I expect is going to be non-existent and is probably replaced by fear/disgust/hate. Thats a straight up recipe for tension right there.[/quote]
You’re coming from the wrong school of thought on this. You give the prisoners respect, they are doing their bid for their injustice, doesn’t mean we should treat them disrespectfully.