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In the meantime, Edwards should hold the rank of correctional officer supervisor I, and the Department must remunerate Edwards and award him other benefits as though he held the shift commander position.

Edwards v. Dept. of Corrections, F. Supp. (M.D. Ala. ) :: Justia

Where inmates were not segregated according to their offenses or levels of dangerousness, the Court found that “[t]here is a basis in fact for expecting that sex offenders who have criminally assaulted women in the past would be moved to do so again if access to women were established within the prison. To support its bfoq defense, the Department relied on two of its regulations.

In Januaryan inexperienced young psychologist was jailed in Queensland for perjuring herself1 about the sexual relationships she was having with male inmates in a Queensland prison. The evidence reflects that the issue of Edwards’s position on the promotion register did not surface until after Edwards initiated legal proceedings challenging the Department’s action.

The Department asserts next that femaleness is a bona fide occupational qualification bfoq for shift commander at Tutwiler. That summer, the Department filled one of the shift commander positions through the process of selective certification from the “promotion” register, which ranks currently employed persons according to their ability and qualifications.

In light of this fact and others to be described, the Department has failed to prove that femaleness is a bfoq for the position of shift commander at Tutwiler. The findings of the three studies contribute significantly to the field of penology and criminology, not only because they present a typology of non-custodial staff behaviours for the first time, but also because they identify a number of important processes and factors involved in the interaction between non-custodial staff and inmates.

Furthermore, in light of Edwards’s exemplary record and immediate experience as acting shift commander, this court is firmly convinced that, without the Department’s discriminatory policy, he would have been selected to fill one of the positions.


The challenge therefore is for the findings of this research to be implemented into practical changes that reduce the likelihood of entrapment of non-custodial staff, that decrease the abuse of power that staff have over inmates, that recognises the adaptation that inmates must make to survive in a de-humanising environment, and that increases the ethical management of prisons.

Finally, the court will award Edwards a reasonable attorney fee pursuant to 42 U. The parties will be given an opportunity to attempt to agree on a reasonable correcgions.

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For these reasons as well, the Department has not shown that Regulation calls for selective certification to fill the position of shift commander. The Department has questioned whether it should bear the affirmative defense of establishing that, in the absence of its discriminatory policy, Edwards would not have been promoted.

Recently, in Garrett v. The Department asserts that, even in the absence of its discriminatory policy, Edwards would not have been promoted to shift commander in the summer of Nonetheless, it was done so at the cost of non-custodial staff respondent identification.

Thus, the evidence here reflects the following scenario: Primary amongst these was the influence of an unethical managerial culture within the correctional centre and the lack of rigorous regulation to encourage compliance with codes of conduct.

The officers themselves patrol various areas of the prison including sleeping quarters and bathrooms. Regarding Regulation ‘s prohibition of officers’ searching inmates of the opposite sex and their toilet and shower areas, the evidence reflects that shift commanders need not conduct such searches.

In the former, the plaintiff must prove intentional discrimination. See Hardin, F.

Shift commanders also have administrative duties such as preparing officers’ schedules. The court must therefore determine whether male employees like Edwards are unable to perform the duties essential to the normal operation of the job. Regulationsuccessor to the regulation considered in Dothard, prohibits employees from conducting “strip searches,” “frisk or pat searches” or “patrol of toilet and shower areas, while in use” at prisons housing inmates of the opposite sex.

The Department has failed to prove that the nature of the prison’s operation precludes rearranging job responsibilities in a way that would eliminate the clash between the privacy interests of inmates and the employment opportunities of officers as shift commanders. In fact, in his present position as supervisor of transfer agents, Edwards monitors the transportation of female inmates without assistance from other officers and thus is now more likely to have to search a female inmate than when he served as acting shift commander.


Kennedy,it was possible to rigorously research the sensitive and sometimes dangerous topic of corruption in Queensland’s correctional centres. The circumstances here are quite different from those where an employer maintains from the outset that the adverse personnel action was based on admittedly non-discriminatory requirements and procedures.

Edwards v. Dept. of Corrections, 615 F. Supp. 804 (M.D. Ala. 1985)

The court observed 581t. If one of these positions is currently available, the Department must immediately fill it with Edwards. Furthermore, the evidence reflected that female employees in other county jails subject to the same regulation had served as guards despite the regulation. Okaloosa County, F. However, only one of the two shift commander positions was immediately filled because only one qualified woman applied.

In emergencies, all deputies were expected to search all inmates. First, as already stated, the mere enactment and existence of a discriminatory regulation does not create a bfoq defense.

In finding that the positions in correctionns met this correctikns exception, the Court took note of “peculiar” conditions in Alabama’s prisons of “rampant violence” and a “jungle atmosphere. To answer ‘why’, this thesis specifically examined the nature of unacceptable relationships between inmates and cortections staff, whether in the form of minor professional boundary transgressions, official misconduct or outright corruption, and asked: The use of moral rationalisations 58f appealed to the higher professional good were suggested by staff as a means of neutralising minor boundary transgressions, as were the distortion of any negative consequences.

Prisons are de-humanising environments that are traditionally defensive and aggressive, and asking about the secretive side of misconduct posed ethical dilemmas and methodological challenges, both for the researched and the researcher. Nevertheless, the evidence is that such emergencies are quite rare.