PROBE AS SHERIFF ATTACKS SEXISM IN PRISON; ASSAULTS: Officers Tried to Cover Up Scandal

By Wilson, Jim | Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), April 1, 1999 | Go to article overview

PROBE AS SHERIFF ATTACKS SEXISM IN PRISON; ASSAULTS: Officers Tried to Cover Up Scandal


Wilson, Jim, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)


PRISON bosses have ordered an inquiry after a sheriff hit out at "institutionalised sexism" in a Scots remand centre.

Sheriff Ian Simpson made the remarks after finding prison officer Daniel Smith guilty of assaulting a female colleague.

The sheriff said a "male bastion of brotherhood" existed at Longriggend Remand Centre in Lanarkshire.

And he condemned Smith's male workmates for trying to cover up for him.

Sheriff Simpson said: "Sexism seems to rule in Longriggend, like institutionalised sexism.

"I have never seen such a male bastion of brotherhood among fellow male prison officers trying to help a colleague."Smith was fined pounds 1750 for twice assaulting prison officer Alison Campbell.

On one occasion, he squeezed her buttocks, another time he touched her breast.

Yesterday, Paul Burgess, of the Scottish Prison Service, said: "We will be studying the comments made by the sheriff as a matter of urgency."

And a spokesman for the Scottish Prison Officers' Association admitted that sexism was an issue in Scots jails.

He added: "In any mixed environment like a prison there will be a degree of sexism, but it is difficult to say to what extent.

"We are waiting on a summary of the case from the solicitors, but this seems to be a sweeping statement by the sheriff.

"But this has highlighted our concerns, because the association would not support sexism in any way."

Smith's assaults came to light only after the prison service launched an equal opportunities inquiry following claims of sexual harassment of women prison officers by their male colleagues.

Bosses felt the allegations against Smith were so serious that they passed their files on to the police. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

PROBE AS SHERIFF ATTACKS SEXISM IN PRISON; ASSAULTS: Officers Tried to Cover Up Scandal
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.