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.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Lame Explanations Dept.
99.9% of the time if you find someone in a prison with marks on their face of any kind (bruises, scratches, cuts, etc) then you know that they have been in a fight. It's a given.
I actually had an offender who got popped in the eye by a baseball almost break down crying because he thought they were going to lock him up. I had to escort him to medical and back to his house and explain to them what had happened in front of him so he would quit freaking out.
Of the rest of them with facial injuries, unless they have a staff member witness what happened, they have been in a fight.
One sure way to tell if it was a fight is if they say "I fell out of my bunk." Every single inmate who has been in a fight has said that when confronted.
I think if some inmate came up to me and said "I fell out of my bunk" I would just go ahead and put them in cuffs out of instinct.
"Hey! What happened to you?"
"I fell out of my..."
"Turn around, lunchmeat." Click-click.
You know... Most of us stop falling out of bed when we are about three or so. Yet these guys keep dropping like flies. Maybe we should have a resolution passed and remove all of the bunkbeds and just make them sleep on the floor.
Then they would have to find another lame explanation.