TDCJ Chaplaincy Mentor Training

Objectives

Contraband

Manipulation

Defense for Manipulation

Dangerous Attitudes 1

Dangerous Attitudes 2

Guidelines

Keys to Success

TDCJ Policy

Summary

Danger Signs

There are certain warning signs that should cause you to review your attitudes and your actions.

  • You feel anger toward the system
  • You begin to see yourself as an advocate for offenders
  • You become irritated by institutional delays (count, call out)
  • You favor one offender over another
  • You share personal information
  • You enjoy hearing and start believing that you are the only one who understands them and can help them
  • You want to ”rescue” them from the consequences of their actions

An afternoon electrical storm interrupts the power to the unit. Correctional officers tell you that you must leave immediately. This is obviously unfair because there is plenty of daylight in the room.

Should you demand to argue your case with the warden?

Yes
No
 
   
 

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