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Assignment ContentResource: Correctional Counseling textbookSelect one of the following case studies located at the end of each chapter in Correctional Counseling:“The Case of Jeff: Pedophile in Institution” – Ch. 1“The Case of Rick” – Ch. 3(p. 77)“The Case of Mike” – Ch. 5 (p. 135)“The Case of Danny” – Ch. 9 (p. 253)“The Case of Jimmy” – Ch. 10 (p. 277)“The Case of Mary” – Ch. 11 (p. 302)“The Case of Nathan” – Ch. 12 (p. 328)“The Case of Duane” – Ch. 13 (p. 359)Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper based on your selected case study.Include the following in your paper:A brief description of the selected caseA description of the concept of helping clients during the case management processThe best intervention practices when working with clients and how this can have a positive effect on a client’s behavioral patternsThe concept of helping and intervention practices that should be used in this caseFormat your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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The Case of Jeff: Pedophile in Institution
Jeff is a 35-year-old male who is an inmate in your maximum security facility. Jeff has recently
been transferred to your facility from another facility, largely for protective reasons. Jeff has
come to you because he is very, very worried. Jeff is a pedophile and he has been in prison for
nearly five years. His expected release date is coming up and he may very well get released due
to prison overcrowding problems and his own exemplary behavior. He has been in treatment and,
as you look through his case notes, you can tell that he has done very well.
But there were other inmates at his prior prison facility who did not want to see him get paroled.
In fact, it is a powerful inmate gang, and Jeff had received “protection” from this gang in
exchange for providing sexual favors to a select trio of inmate gang members. Jeff discloses that
while humiliating, he had to do this to survive in the prison subculture, particularly since he was
a labeled and known pedophile. The gang knew this, of course, and used this as leverage to
ensure that Jeff was compliant. In fact, the gang never even had to use any physical force
whatsoever to gain Jeff’s compliance. Jeff notes that this now bothers him and he doubts his own
sense of masculinity.
Jeff has performed well in treatment for sex offenders. But he has also been adversely affected
by noxious sexual experiences inside the prison. You are the first person that he has disclosed
this to. Further, he is beginning to wonder if he may have HIV/AIDS; he notes that he feels
fatigued more frequently and that he gets ill more easily. However, he makes it very clear that he
does not want to be tested until he is out of prison and he does not want his fears known to others
in the prison.
As you listen to his plight, you begin to wonder if his issues with sexuality are actually now
more unstable than they were in prison. Though his treatment notes seem convincing, this is
common among pedophiles. But what was not known to the other therapist was how Jeff had
engaged in undesired sexual activity while incarcerated. This activity has created a huge rift in
Jeff’s masculine identity. Will this affect his likelihood for relapse on the outside? Will Jeff be
able to have a true adult–adult relationship on the outside? If not, will he be more enticed to have
an adult–child relationship? Does Jeff need to resolve his concerns with consensual versus forced
homosexual activity? You begin to wonder.
Now as you listen, you realize that if you make mention of this, then the classification system is
not likely to release Jeff, and this condemns him to more of the same type of exploitation (gang
members are in this prison, too; they just are of different gangs but will eventually learn of his
past and follow suit with the prior gang). Oh, and if you do say something, will Jeff feel that
honesty and counseling are simply an exercise in vulnerability and betrayal? Or do you not
mention this information and by the same token allow someone to be released with a highly
questionable prognosis.
You sit there listening to Jeff, who is on the verge of tears. You begin to wonder what you
should do and what ethical and/or legal bounds you need to consider …

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