The state, in it's infinite wisdom, has started selling cd players to the inmates and allowing them to buy cd's from certain catalog vendors.
Nice..... we should just go ahead and give them knives and get it over with.
Have you ever broken a cd? It's difficult to do, but not impossible. And when they break, they are sharp as hell. And believe it or not, if you are careful, you can disguise a broken cd to look like it's just decorated. Since inmates tend to draw on every available surface anyway, a hand decorated cd is nothing to be suspicious of. Unless you are looking for that sort of thing.
I spent a couple of hours yesterday playing with the concept. Made my own prison made cutting tool with a couple of razor blades from a disposable razor taped to the end of a pencil. Set to cutting up a few cd's to see how it would work. If you are careful and score them deep enough, you can snap one in half and leave a hell of a sharp edge. And if you just dull down one side on the concrete where you are going to grip it, it becomes a good slashing tool.
Then I put scotch tape over the break and used a magic marker to make a design over the break. If you don't look too close, it looks like a regular disk in the box. And once I got started on the idea, all sorts of nasty notions popped into my head.
I took pictures of the process, but they didn't come out well. Pfui.
The wife watched what I was doing and after I had disguised my work and showed it to her, she replied "It's a good thing you aren't an inmate."
I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this. Especially outside of the fence.
The inmates in the Hive aren't allowed their cd players (yet), but for those of you out there in the GP houses, start checking those disks!
"The criminal mind is limited only by his imagination."
I'm not sure who said that first, but it is so true.
Keep your eyes and open and your brains working!
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