outofcountry April 13, 2010 at 10:09am
It's all so simple; the Golden Rule. "Do unto other's as you'd have them do unto you". If we treat our inmates as subhuman, they will respond that way. If we treat them as people who have committed a crime (or sometimes not even) and need help finding their way back, maybe they'll accept the helping hand. As a RN, I've learned that compassion and extending dignity and humanity to all God's children will heal even the most hopeless or bitter.