• Short Summary

    San Quentin Prison's first woman guard started work on Wednesday (7 March), but the prisoners don't like the idea.

  • Description

    San Quentin Prison's first woman guard started work on Wednesday (7 March), but the prisoners don't like the idea.

    Mrs. Wilma ruth Schneider applied for, and got the job. She has almost the same duties as her male colleagues. At 31 and a mother of three children, she says she doesn't see the job as a particularly dangerous one. She said before she began work that she felt her presence might help the prisoners, but the inmates had other ideas. They said that their right to privacy was being infringed. Specifically, they didn't like the idea of women supervising their showers.

    She told newsmen at the prison she felt she would be able to do the job well.

    SYNOPSIS: San Quentin Prison's first woman guard started work on Wednesday, but the inmates aren't too keen on the idea. Mrs. Wilma Schneider, a 31-year-old mother of three says the job's ideal. She told newsmen she felt the prisoners would get to like the idea of a girl as a guard.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51BSEF81QBZNGPNTX1ICNQEM0
    Media URN:
    VLVA51BSEF81QBZNGPNTX1ICNQEM0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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