In the political and social structures of the country, gender equality has been promoted. Progressive groups have called for female employment in male-dominated institutions. There are very few women employed in correctional facilities. Federal Bureau of Prisons states that the United States has more than 25,000. There are also over 10100 female and male police guards. According to this, 71% of American security personnel are male while 29% are female. (Ross Dunham & Leupold, 2020). It is clear that fewer women are working in the prisons. The correctional units have fewer women, but the prison must exercise caution and balance in deciding whether women are eligible to be in the men’s and women’s prisons. Improvements that are being sought will be made possible by cross-gender facilitation of the criminal justice system.
In some cases, the corrections section of the criminal justice systems may have male guards working in women’s institutions. Female guards work in women’s facilities. This will help to reduce barriers based on gender which may limit individuals’ ability to perform their duties. As with other government departments, corrections staff are professionals who know their roles and responsibilities. This department is made up of men and woman who can make and implement changes to improve rehabilitation and correctional services within the institutions they work for. The law requires that female guards be restricted to female prisons, and male officers limited to male facilities. But, the correctional department may be able to guarantee 100% compliance by allowing people to go to any facility they choose as long as their skills are sufficient to fulfill their duties.
Jail reforms will be furthered by allowing men to work at female facilities and women to do so in male ones. Male detainees view female prison guards favorably. Male prisoners believe female prison police will improve the prison’s atmosphere. While women are perceived as being compassionate and capable of empathy, male inmates are considered very aggressive. The department of prison personnel must consider positive attitudes and encourage change. A proper screening and training are necessary to place a male prison officer into a female one. Training may be a major expense for the corrections department to ensure officers who are assigned to institutions of opposite gender have high levels of professionalism as well as a thorough understanding of their tasks. For efficient performance, most male prison jobs do not require physical strength or size.