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.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I gotta give credit where credit is due. Sometimes people at work really are paying attention when things are just a little out of the ordinary. And sometimes it really pays off.
Had pretty much a slow night. Sunday. Nothing happening. Just doing my eight then hit the gate. I can live with nights like that now and then.
About 8:30 Big Muppet calls me from 30 house and asks me to come around back and meet him. I was really hoping it was nothing major, that late at night.
When I get out there he points back up to my house and says "An offender is hiding something up in the ceiling of that room right up there. I couldn't see who he was or what he was hiding, but he was putting something up there."
Cool. A mission.
I trot upstairs and find the room. It's the E-wing library room. Shed my coat and climb up on a stack of chairs and the window sill and start lifting ceiling tiles. The second one I move and out drops a CD case with two CD's in it and a pair of headphones. I poke around a little bit more and don't find anything else.
That kind of makes me mad. It's just selfishness in action.
The offenders in 10 house aren't allowed personal CD players or Walkman tape players or radios in the treatment program. But they can check out a CD player and one CD at a time from the bubble. And whoever this knucklehead was just wanted to make sure that nobody else would get those two CD's to listen to so he swiped them and stuck them up in the ceiling.
What a selfish snaphead.
So I think starting tomorrow that E-wing is going to lose their CD players for about a week. Or longer, if I can pull it off.
Somebody knows who did that. And peer pressure is a wonderful thing. Especially when there are 40 or 50 of them pissed off at you all at the same time.
Heh... heh... heh...
So anyway, kudos to Big Muppet for paying attention and telling somebody about it. Granted it was just a couple of CD's, but it could have been drugs or a cell phone or a weapon. I'll make sure he gets an official thank you in his file.