posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 01:00 AM
This may seem like a strange story. Its all true.
I will not use names or locations.
What I wish to ask you is if you think such a thing is good for kids, or bad.
Back when I was in grade 11, our school / classes gave us the opportunity to tour a maximum security prison. Yes thats right !
It was not mandatory, but many people took up the offer, including myself.
After many permission slips, background checks and the lot, we were off on a tour of a local max security prison.
I found it a bit strange at first, thinking my God this is not a good idea for a school trip, think of the danger. (ill explain why later)
The initial stop was nothing special, some chatting with officials and some scare stories to get us good and worried.
It was the next few hours that made us non-criminals for life.
We toured many of the roughest spots. We also met with lower security inmates who were allowed to walk around a certain area freely (amongst us as
well which freaked us out).
We toured the area which housed people that had been in jail most of their entire life.
We toured super max. We toured the area which housed rival gangs, housed opposite of each other in a hexagon? I think it was shape, with the guard
bunker being in the center.
They showed us where they had to fire rifles to "calm things down".
They showed us where inmates beat each other to death with free weights.
We ate prison food with huge hunks of meat in it.
We toured areas that housed murders, serial killers and beyond.
None of us who went on the tour have ever been in jail since.