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Doing Prison Work Kate's eighth lecture in Winter Semester 2011: Doing Prison Work It includes... Key points on Crawley reading Prison as a Quasi-Domestic Sphere Officer Subculture (formal socialization, informal socialization) Prisons as Emotional A

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Doing Prison Work
March 15, 2011
Prison As Quasi-Domestic Sphere
Crawley
These are ppls homes
When in closely confined for long period of time there are fights etc.
Daily domesticity: accompanying prisoners to see a nurse, in and out of visitation;
delivering food and cleaning up (domestic)
Emotional engagement: getting to know ppl in a very emotional way
Contradictory: to masculinism of institution and how correctional officers portray
their identity
*Seemingly counter to masculinism of institution
Correctional officers are always documenting, etc; much like a secretary (de-
masculinizing)
Usually describe their role as dangerous and it’s associated with toughness, etc
(hegemonic male)
Officer Subculture
Specific customs, laws, morality and style: just like prison subculture
Formal socialization
training: that socializes you into the occupational identity
Specific customs you have to abide by (ex. backing up fellow officers,
not getting too close to prisoners)
Organization: each institution has its own atmosphere based on security
level, region, warden, etc.
So once you start to work there, there are a variety of ways you learn
how to do your job in that place
Informal socialization
“emotional map”: knowing what emotions are
appropriate to display in which kinds of sitches
In which venues/locations in the institutions
If you display the “wrong” emotion
Hegemonic male: all these qualities are ones you will need to display
Prisons as Emotional Arenas
Emotional cuz dealing with confined space/close quarters
Captive group (did something wrong and don’t wanna be there) so not pleased
Trying to maintain their masculinity with the deprivations
They can’t look after themselves as men as they would on the outside = weak
and dependent on the institution
Resentment of prisoners < -- > resentment of staff
Staff are doing time too: having to deal with a lot of negativity and ppl who
hate you
= Emotionally painful place
Prison Work As Performance
Have to manage impressions you’re giving to others
It’s going to take a particular form based on
Impression management:
Managing emotions: guarded and strategic with how they respond to
prisoner’s emotions

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Doing Prison Work March 15, 2011 Prison As Quasi-Domestic Sphere Crawley These are ppls homes When in closely confined for long period of time there are fights etc. Daily domesticity: accompanying prisoners to see a nurse, in and out of visitation; delivering food and cleaning up (domestic) Emotional engagement: getting to know ppl in a very emotional way Contradictory: to masculinism of institution and how correctional officers portray their identity *Seemingly counter to masculinism of institution Correctional officers are always documenting, etc; much like a secretary (de- masculinizing) Usually describe their role as dangerous and it’s associated with toughness, etc (hegemonic male) Officer Subculture Specific customs, laws, morality and style: just like prison subculture Formal socialization  training: that socializes you into the occupational identity Specific customs you have to abide by (ex. backing up fellow officers, not getting too close to prisoners)  Organization: each institution has its own atmosphere based on security level, region, warden, etc. So once you start to work there, there are a variety of ways you learn how to do your job in that place Informal socialization  “emotional map”: knowing what emotions are appropriate to display in which kinds of sitches In which venues/locations in the institutions If you display the “wrong” emotion Hegemonic male: all these qualities are ones you will need to display Prisons as Emotional Arenas Emotional cuz dealing with confined space/close quarters Captive group (did something wrong and don’t wanna be there) so not pleased Trying to maintain their masculinity with the deprivations They can’t look after themselves as men as they would on the outside = weak and dependent on the institution Resentment of prisoners < -- > resentment of staff Staff are doing time too: having to deal with a lot of negativity and ppl who hate you = Emotionally painful place Prison Work As Performance Have to manage impressions you’re giving to others It’s going to take a particular form based on Impression management: Managing emotions: guarded and strategic with how they respond to prisoner’s emotions Manage emotions generated within them Prisoners will demonstrate anger, best thing is to ignore it or throw anger back at them Might not agree with policies you are to enforce, might like some prisoners more than others Eg. “2 cultures that are supposed to be hugging each other when they rlly wanna punch each other in the face” Stress, Anxiety, Fear Unpredictability of job: sometimes mundane and routine, sometimes things happen and you go from calm state to hyper-anxious state “Difficult” inmates Shift system/long hours: Fellow staff: lazy and unreliable colleagues – you feel like you need to pick up slack Lack of leadership/management bullying workers: verbal abuse, playing favourites Leads to bullying culture related to hegemonic masculinity (ex. picking on each other) Poor infrastructure: dangerous conditions – places ppl can see you, or you can get cornered These things cha
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