Thursday, April 28, 2011
Corrections Officer aka Prison Guard –Z to A Blog Challenge
And I have never laughed so hard before or since that time.
An inmate came down the stairway, one hand holding his, um, crotch area. A noise accompanied every step. It…rustled.
He stopped and we stared at each other. In the silence, when his pants crackled again, I knew this was going to be hard, I mean difficult.
“What cha got in your pants?” I said, trying to remain professional.
The inmate grimaced and then pulled a cellophane bag of candy out of his britches. It is a rule in prison that an inmate cannot share their canteen purchases with other inmates. It encourages debt and debtors. By hiding them in his pants, he thought he could get around this rule.
He rolled his eyes and half-smiled.
I gave him the stink eye. “You need to take it back to your locker and find a better hiding place next time.”
Now I had a dilemma. Should I write the inmate a violation?
“…I observed Inmate Smith with something in his pants…”
“…Inmate Smith had candy in his pants…”
“…Inmate Smith’s crotch made an unusual noise…”
In the end, I didn’t write the guy a violation. My fellow officers would have laughed for days if I had.