posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 02:14 PM
That abuse of convicts occurs is undeniable. That it is rare in this day and age of instant communication is also true. Being Galloping Hordes
brother I will admit to being somewhat, ok alot, biased. So sue me .
I am also aquainted with numerous correction officers some of whom are...well losers isn't to strong a term...but for everyone of them, there are
many more who are not. As my sister said, they are volunteers, infact the rate of volunteerism is probably higher than amongst the general public per
I've lost count of the number of times I've sat and listened to my sister speak of her work. Both the rewards and the failures...the youngsters and
not so youngsters who finally figured it out. Or the ones who didn't and paid a price that could have been avoided if someone had given a damn. Not
just the convicts, but her colleagues as well. How she's avoided a total breakdown is a constant source of awe to me. Single mother, corrections
officer, volunteer, and more...no she's not a saint, I know her far too well to ever think that...but a good person? She's all that and more.
My sister and all of you who do that sort of work without becoming jaded or totally untrusting have my undying respect.
To say that they are all corrupt, or to even imply that they are, is doing them a disservice that I can not and will not allow to stand. Some are
good, some are bad, most are a mix of the two. Everyone can have a bad day. A bad day doesn't equate to corrupt or evil.