I remember one C.O. in particular that encouraged listening in on your childrens phone conversations, going through all of their things and reading all of their personal thoughts, diaries, etc. Funny, he didn't have any kids...
I remember hearing stuff like too. We had one elderette in our hall who would listen in on her son's phone conversations with his girlfriend to make sure nothing inappropiate was said ( he was like 20-22 I think at the time) she "allowed" them to write back and forth but would intercept and read the letters first and then refuse to pass them along if she thought they were too racy! She was so proud of this extremely dictator-like behaviour and tried to get the other moms in the hall to start doing the same thing. Thank goodness they didn't go that far.