There is no poking fun in this pokey!
According to a report, British prison guards were sent to classes for ‘teasing classes’ to prevent inmates from hurting feelings with benign ribbing.
Sixteen officers from Moorland Prison in Doncaster, England attended the workshop to avoid hurting inmates’ egos – after inmates filed 51 complaints in the past year over “offensive language,” according to The Sun.
â€œThere are all kinds of initiatives and workshops these days to make sure prison guards don’t violate the equality rules, but a banter workshop is new to me,â€ a former prison staff told the outlet.
He said sensitivity training about one’s race or disability is fine, but classes advising guards not to make playful jokes is overkill.
â€œYou can hardly beat the soccer team someone supports,â€™ he said.
At least 49 officers at the 1,000-capacity clatter also attended an online workshop that provides diversity training in the past year, officials said.
â€œThe prison has online equality and diversity training for its staff, and 49 employees have completed it in the past year,â€ according to a report by the prison’s Independent Monitoring Board. â€œDuring the year, 16 employees attended â€˜batterâ€™ workshops.â€
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