I was asked by someone to recount some of my experiences working as a correctional specialist (aka prison guard) when I was in the US Army (1971-73). I decided to try to write about that for this evening, although those are not the easiest memories I have to work through, so there will probably be fewer stories than maybe I should have.
I’ve written a little bit about the experience before. One of the pieces was Ever, which was about prison rape and other mistreatment of our prisoner population. The other, Bummer of a week, mostly, was written near last Memorial Day.
I’ve also recounted some odds and ends in comments over the years.