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.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Two Can Play That Game!
That picture kills me.
Hee hee hee!
So there was an incident today on day shift. I didn't get all of the details, but it all sounded pretty much like a perfect example of the way things can go really wrong really fast in a prison.
Supposedly there was a rumor that something was going to go down and one inmates name was mentioned as being involved. When the officers tracked him down out on the yard and said "Hey, you!" he took off running.
Where he thought he was going to run to, I have no idea, as he was still inside the freaking prison. But maybe him running away and creating a commotion was what he wanted. A 10-5 (officer needs assistance) was called and people all came running out to help.
He finally gave up and laid down with his hands behind his head. When they took him in and strip searched him, they found a shank in his shoe. Nice.
While all of this was going on and all of the yard officers were tied up, a fight broke out on the other end of the yard. Theoretically it was just one on one, but there were two other inmates involved and the rumor was that one of them had been waiting to get hold of that shank.
We all suspected that the whole deal was a set-up. And that it backfired because we found the weapon before they were ready for us to. I think that somebody might have ended up dead if their plan had come off the way they planned.
So B-yard was shut down for the remainder of the day. Controlled movements only.
And when our shift came on Captain Strong said "They want to play? Okay. Two can play at that game!"
He left B-side shut down and made them feed one house at a time. And clear before the next one came out.
30 house to chow. Fed. Out. Cleared the yard. 8 house to chow. Fed. Out. Cleared the yard.
Then 9 house.
Then 6 house.
Then 7 house.
Where normally we are done between 5:30 and 6:00pm on most nights, they didn't get finished until well after 7pm.
The cooks and the inmate workers were pissed off, of course.
And since they didn't get done until so late, nobody got to go to rec on B-side at all.