It’s called by many names: The Penn, The Slammer, The Big House, The Pokey. But whatever you choose to call it, everyone agrees that jail is not a place where you’d want to spend your time.
Behind the coiled, razor-wire fences and stone guard towers, prisoners spend day and night doing hard labor… and waiting… Some wait for a release that seems an eternity away. Others await a fate of a different kind.
Prison guards are charged with the task of overseeing these hardened criminals. It’s a dangerous job and requires going toe to toe with some of the most diabolical men and women on earth.
In some prisons, guards also are burdened with the somber responsibility of “pulling the switch.” Such is the case in the prison we visited… where we spent a sobering Day in the Life of a Prison Guard.
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