In a survey gathering public opinion on female prison officers, 72% of people asked believe the job is equally emotionally challenging for both men and women. But being such a male-dominated workplace, does it take its toll?
Male prisoners, male prison officers and mostly male governors… Madeline Petrillo explains the effect working in a prison can have on women.
“I don’t want to fall into the sort of trap of saying women bring more of a caring nurturing sort of atmosphere to the prison, I’m sure some women do. But definitely not all women.”
Lois Carpenter has been a prison officer at HMP Lewes for 2 years, she offers insight into her experience in the role.
Watch these interviews below.
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