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Comrades! Con-- Ah, Friends!

[Video clicks on, and lo, it is Prefect! He's squared the camera up neatly, and is sitting at his desk. His clothes are comfortable businesswear, and he's... pretty evidently about to do some serious business talk at you]

I have been thinking about ways by which we could potentially improve the general understanding of concerns and needs within pairings and on board the barge! As we know, wardens here receive no specific training or direction in terms of how to assist their inmates, and while this has allowed each inmate to have their own individual needs catered too, it has also resulted in wardens often being ill equipped to respond to the needs of their inmates, or unable to identify common mistakes or problems which are effecting their inmates!

[He's slowly becoming a little more gestural and excited as he speaks, and there's a kind of forceful earnestness in what he's saying.]

These errors are not made out of malice, but none the less their impact on inmates can hamper, or even reverse the personal progress and improvement for which we are striving here, and I believe that they can be drastically reduced with a more organized approach to the sharing of common problems, experiences, and expertise! [The gestures are getting bigger, slightly more jerk-y and rhythmic, and his enthusiasm is just still GROWING.]

Please find attached a short anonymous survey requesting insight into people's experiences and opinions on their progress here, and their perceptions of the mechanics of the Barge. I mean to collect, collate, and publish the responses, in an attempt to identify regularly occurring problems and trends within the Barge's population, so that I can compile them into a document to assist newly arriving wardens and inmates. Perhaps we will eventually be able to develop an effective induction to those working here, for the benefit of all!

So Comrades! Brothers and Sisters! [He's getting downright bombastic at this point.] Please reject the hypothesis that struggling wardens are lacking in commitment or in the desire to help their inmates! Reject the idea that inmates who do not improve on the barge are deliberately resisting progress! We live within a flawed system which we have a duty to endeavor to improve! Embrace the healing power of standardized testing and anonymous data collection! Redemption through correlation! Let our standards be outstanding!

[He gives a wide, joyful little grin, then quickly adds in a hushed deadpan:]

All responses will remain entirely anonymous for the protection of respondents and their pairings, and any details which could compromise the anonymity of participants will be edited out or remain unpublished. If you have a specific concern with your warden or inmate which you require direct assistance or a direct response too please feel free to refer to the suggestion and/or complaint box and I will endeavor to otherwise meet your needs!

[And with that, he smiles again (bright as a malfunctioning floodlamp) and signs off.]





Warden

Inmate

1.
How long have you been on the Barge?

3 Months or less

3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years


2.
What do you believe the purpose of the Barge is?

3.
How long have you been in your current pairing?

3 Months or less

3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years


4.
How many pairings have you been in on your time on the Barge?

5.
If a pairing fails, who is usually to blame?

The Warden

The Inmate

The Admiral

All of the above


6.
What do you believe were the causes for your former pairing or pairings being dissolved?

7.
Have you experienced a problem with your warden or inmate which you consider to have been insurmountable? If yes, please describe it in as much detail you are comfortable with.

8.
What do you feel has hindered your progress most within a pairing?

9.
What is the most helpful or successful thing which has occurred within a pairing for you?

10.
Do you feel that you have ever been partially or fully responsible for the failure of a pairing you've been in?

11.
How do you perceive Inmates in general?

12.
How do you perceive Wardens in general?

13.
How do you believe Wardens and Inmates generally perceive each other?

14.
Do you believe you have ever been, either partially or fully responsible for the failing of a pairing? If the answer is yes, what do you feel you did wrong?
[If you have ever deliberately sabotaged a pairing please feel free to discuss this as well.]

15.
What is the one thing with which you struggle the most in your pairing?


16.
Is there any advice that you would like to give to wardens/inmates in general, for how to avoid mistakes which either you have made, or which have affected you while on the Barge?

Please feel free to add any additional notes or comments.





INMATES ONLY
[Subsection A]

1.
When you first arrived on the barge, do you believe that you were either a bad person, or a person in need of some kind of intercession into your life?

2.
How much progress do you feel you've made towards becoming a better, or worse, person?
[This question does not refer to perceived proximity to graduation, but your personal evaluation of your own ethical qualities.]

3.
To what do you attribute this progress?

Your warden

Floods and breaches

General barge environment

Ports

Wardens who you are not assigned too

Influences from other inmates

Influence from both other wardens and inmates

Other
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Date: 2012-11-16 10:43 am (UTC)
darknessb4me: (right ok)
From: [personal profile] darknessb4me
I'm deliberately resisting. In case anyone hadn't assumed that.

Date: 2012-11-17 11:59 pm (UTC)
darknessb4me: (point)
From: [personal profile] darknessb4me
Damn right.

Date: 2012-11-16 11:03 am (UTC)
darknessb4me: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darknessb4me
◻ Warden

◻ Inmate

Sick of this.

1.
How long have you been on the Barge?

3 Months or less

3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years


2.
What do you believe the purpose of the Barge is?
More material for surveys

3.
How long have you been in your current pairing?

3 Months or less

3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years

Unpaired


4.
How many pairings have you been in on your time on the Barge?
Two

5.
If a pairing fails, who is usually to blame?

The Warden

The Inmate

The Admiral

All of the above


6.
What do you believe were the causes for your former pairing or pairings being dissolved?
He left.

7.
Have you experienced a problem with your warden or inmate which you consider to have been insurmountable? If yes, please describe it in as much detail you are comfortable with.
He left.

8.
What do you feel has hindered your progress most within a pairing?
He left.

9.
What is the most helpful or successful thing which has occurred within a pairing for you?
I broke Fordring's neck once.

10.
Do you feel that you have ever been partially or fully responsible for the failure of a pairing you've been in?
NO

[The rest of the survey has been left blank.]

Date: 2012-11-16 11:10 am (UTC)
strangehistorian: (the warden)
From: [personal profile] strangehistorian
☑ Warden

◻ Inmate

1.
How long have you been on the Barge?

3 Months or less

3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years


2.
What do you believe the purpose of the Barge is?
The Barge is a rehabilitation facility and afterlife that is intended to give inmates a second chance at living in a more socially acceptable manner.

3.
How long have you been in your current pairing?

3 Months or less

3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years


4.
How many pairings have you been in on your time on the Barge?
3

5.
If a pairing fails, who is usually to blame?

The Warden

The Inmate

The Admiral

All of the above


6.
What do you believe were the causes for your former pairing or pairings being dissolved?
Lack of diligence on my part.

7.
Have you experienced a problem with your warden or inmate which you consider to have been insurmountable? If yes, please describe it in as much detail you are comfortable with.
Nothing is insurmountable if you keep a positive outlook!

8.
What do you feel has hindered your progress most within a pairing?
I have trouble relating to my inmates sometimes.

9.
What is the most helpful or successful thing which has occurred within a pairing for you?
Earning the respect of my inmate is a very important process for me so that I will be taken seriously.

10.
Do you feel that you have ever been partially or fully responsible for the failure of a pairing you've been in?
I have been responsible, I'm afraid.

11.
How do you perceive Inmates in general?
Misguided!

12.
How do you perceive Wardens in general?
Well-intentioned but poorly organized.

13.
How do you believe Wardens and Inmates generally perceive each other?
I think there is or should be mutual understanding of the necessity of each other's jobs.

14.
Do you believe you have ever been, either partially or fully responsible for the failing of a pairing? If the answer is yes, what do you feel you did wrong?
[If you have ever deliberately sabotaged a pairing please feel free to discuss this as well.]
I think I have already answered this twice...

15.
What is the one thing with which you struggle the most in your pairing?
Relating to my inmate's motivations.

16.
Is there any advice that you would like to give to wardens/inmates in general, for how to avoid mistakes which either you have made, or which have affected you while on the Barge?
Distribute my pamphlet! :)

Please feel free to add any additional notes or comments.
What a great idea!
Edited Date: 2012-11-16 11:10 am (UTC)

Video

Date: 2012-11-16 10:01 pm (UTC)
lesliemonster: (sexy hummingbird)
From: [personal profile] lesliemonster
[Dutifully, Leslie fills out her survey and submits it anonymously. But! Prefect has done an excellent job and she feels the need to let him know about it, unanonymously. Muously?]

Prefect, this was a fantastic idea.

---

[x] Warden

◻ Inmate

1.
How long have you been on the Barge?

3 Months or less

3 - 6 Months
X
6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years


2.
What do you believe the purpose of the Barge is?

Rehabilitation and cultural exchange.

3.
How long have you been in your current pairing?

3 Months or less
X
3 - 6 Months

6 - 12 Months

1 - 2 Years

Over 2 Years


4.
How many pairings have you been in on your time on the Barge?

One.

5.
If a pairing fails, who is usually to blame?

The Warden

The Inmate

The Admiral

All of the above


[x] I don’t think that “blame” is the right word. I think that some combinations are beneficial, and some aren’t. To assign blame to that is unproductive.

6.
What do you believe were the causes for your former pairing or pairings being dissolved?

N/A

7.
Have you experienced a problem with your warden or inmate which you consider to have been insurmountable? If yes, please describe it in as much detail you are comfortable with.

N/A

8.
What do you feel has hindered your progress most within a pairing?

Being unsure of the best way to approach my inmate.

9.
What is the most helpful or successful thing which has occurred within a pairing for you?

I do not think that I have been working with my inmate long enough to provide an answer.

10.
Do you feel that you have ever been partially or fully responsible for the failure of a pairing you've been in?

N/A

11.
How do you perceive Inmates in general?

As people who have been given a second chance. It’s our responsibility to help them make the most of it.

12.
How do you perceive Wardens in general?

As people who are here to help.

13.
How do you believe Wardens and Inmates generally perceive each other?

In generally, antagonistically. Particularly on the part of inmates.

14.
Do you believe you have ever been, either partially or fully responsible for the failing of a pairing? If the answer is yes, what do you feel you did wrong?
[If you have ever deliberately sabotaged a pairing please feel free to discuss this as well.]

N/A

15.
What is the one thing with which you struggle the most in your pairing?

The knowledge that I am more invested in my inmate’s graduation than he is. The resulting inability to connect over a shared goal.

16.
Is there any advice that you would like to give to wardens/inmates in general, for how to avoid mistakes which either you have made, or which have affected you while on the Barge?

I do not think that I have been a warden long enough to offer this type of advice, but I will say that I feel that I feel that more training on the warden’s side – particularly counseling, and basic behavioral standards (for example, making it clear to an inmate why they are being punished) – would be beneficial.

Please feel free to add any additional notes or comments.

Owing to recent events, I feel that the circumstances under which wardens are permitted to place their inmates in Zero warrant discussion. In the future, I might propose that in cases which are not murder or assault be cleared with at least two other wardens before inmates are placed in Zero.

Also, this survey is an excellent idea.

Private

Date: 2012-11-17 02:16 am (UTC)
lesliemonster: (sexy hummingbird)
From: [personal profile] lesliemonster
[Daaaaaang Prefect you are showing your sense of civic responsibility all up in here and it's working for you.]

I agree! Back home, we could at least have some sort of legal document drawn up. But I'm not sure how something like that would hold here. We'd have to pull the Admiral into it, and he is not a very beloved figure.

[Which is a bit strange, to Leslie! She likes the Admiral just fine. He's good for massive party supplies at the drop of a hat.]

Private

Date: 2012-11-24 05:19 am (UTC)
lesliemonster: (read all these binders)
From: [personal profile] lesliemonster
[...wait, what? Leslie's smile is caught somewhere between enthusiastic and confused.]

I...would say that employing democratic methods is showing real leadership. The Barge changes often -- it's good that we have a basic framework that we can modify when need be, rather than a hard and fast set of rules that may not work well for different populations.

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