Monday, February 27, 2006

"A PRISONER'S COMMENTARY"..........PART 2

PART  2......."A PRISONER'S COMMENTARY"

"THERE SEEMS TO BE 3 BASIC CATEGORIES OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS:  1..THE OFFICER WHO'S JUST THERE TO DO HIS SHIFT, AND GET PAID.  2..THE OFFICER WHO GOES BEYOND HIS CALL OF DUTY TO HELP YOU OUT WITH YOUR PROBLEMS:  AND , 3.  THE OFFICER WHO GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO MAKE YOU MISERABLE ON HIS WATCH.  .......HE BELIEVS THAT ALL PRISONERS ARE SCUM OF THE EARTH, AND SHOULD BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY.

ALTHOUGH MY VOICE COMES FROM A STATE LEVEL, O BELIEVE IT HOLDS SOME IMPORTANCE IN GLEENING ITS FEDERAL COUNTERPART.  FOR EXAMPLE, IN PENNSYLVANIA, IN 1989, HUNDREDS OF MALE PRISONERS WERE MOVED INTO FEDERAL PRISONS ACROSS THE U.S.  ABOUT A YEAR LATER, UPON THEIR RETURN, MOST WERE DISAPPOINTED IN COMING BACK TO THEIR PARENT INSTITUTION.  REASONS RANGING FROM THE FEDS EXPANSIVE PROGRAMS, CANTEEN, RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, LIKE POOL, PING-PONG, AS WELL AS NICER BUILDINGS, AND CELLS.  THE DOWNFALL BEING LACK OF VISITS DUE TO THE FAR DISTANCE OF THE LOCATION AND MORE EXPENSIVE PHONE CALLS."....................to be continued

1 comment:

lv2trnscrb said...

this is interesting to read, Fran. I wonder how many correctional officers are #2s? Hoping there are a lot of #2s and not many #3s, although I fear there are probably lots of #3s there.

thanks for posting these

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