‘Prison guards can never be weak’: the hidden PTSD crisis in America’s jails

‘Eight and the gate’ is a corrections officer’s unofficial motto, but the hyper-vigilance of the job and the episodes of inmate violence take an extremely high toll. ‘We’re doing time too, we’re just getting paid for it’

Source: www.theguardian.com

Very interesting article on the risk of psychological trauma amongst US prison officers. Makes me wonder about the stress placed on their British counter-parts, especially as the prison population has grown and resources have been cut.

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