Just a word now and then about working in a prison and for the Department Of Corrections. Plus a good bit of ranting here and there.
Monday, October 29, 2012
You know, I finally got them used to not pulling an officer out of 10
house on visiting days because we stay so busy running back and forth.
So tonight they pulled me instead. Go figure.
I got put out on A-yard, which I thought wouldn't be too bad. I had KP
and Anakin out there and they're old hands so I thought it would be an
easy night. That thought only lasted about thirty seconds.
KP says to me "You know that you have Strangle and Meany and Boggle up
in 1 House without a Sergeant tonight." Before I could even wipe the
horrified look off of my face he added "You're going to be busy all
freaking night, you know.."
I just kept my fingers crossed and hoped that they would behave themselves.
Well.... That didn't last long.
We hadn't even been on shift an hour. It was ten minutes before count
when Boggle comes over the radio. "41 to 65, 10-10 housing unit 1!" KP
and Anakin both look at me and start laughing. Cripes.
Shows how well my luck runs.
Some idiot inmate got stupid with Boggle over the laundry and they had
him in cuffs. I talked to the guy for a minute and he was just an
idiot. His first time in prison and he didn't have a clue. I think the
whole thing was a clumsy check-in move to get off of the hill. I tried
to blame it all on Meany but this time he was actually innocent.
So I had to leave Anakin there to watch him while they counted and then take him off to the Hive after count cleared.
Later on I got to do some Sergeanty talking-to stuff. I found out that
Miss Boggle had called the Lieutenant when they cuffed the guy up and
neglected to call me first. I had to remind her of the chain of
command. In the absence of a housing unit Sergeant, the yard Sergeant
is in charge of the house. And it makes me look kind of stupid when the
Lt asks me what is going on and I don't have a clue.
Hopefully that doesn't happen again. I don't need anybody else's help looking stupid, thank you!
Luckily, they got whatever it was out of their system and I had a calm night after that.
But I sure thought KP had jinxed me there for a minute...