posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 05:15 AM
It depends on the severity of the situation. When I was a C/O , the jail caught fire in the laundry room on my day off and I was called on my cell to
report in. All County Officers as well as the Officers in the city that the jail resided in were also called in. Many Officers in the 5 surronding
towns volunteered to come in and when I arrived on scene there were busloads of inmates already being transported to the jails in the surrounding
This jail contained approx 1800 Inmates , all inmates were evacuated without injury... the only injuries were to officers from smoke inhalation during
searches and to fireman from heat exhaustion (It was July , jail doesn't have AC)
Now this wasn't a TEOTWAKI situation , but If you were in the jail , I promise you it was a SHTF scenario.
During that massive blackout we had in the northeast , the same thing happened although it only involved the county officers and the officers on duty
in the city. I had the pleasure of being on duty that day and I was on my post when it happened. lights flickered , then finally went out ... Pitch
Black! , (Genni Failed) That was a personal SHTF scenario for me because I was in the middle of a movement , with a Sgt , another officer , 1 K9 and
Luckily ,everyone remained cool , but I would not want to be in those circumstances again!
Most people don't understand that when you are assigned to a housing area , YOU are responsible for the care and wellbeing of those inmates. If a guy
gets sick and tells you and you don't run him to medical and something happens to him , it's gonna be in the paper and you're done!
If a guy decides to kill himself and you weren't making your rounds as you should , when you're in IAB and they're playing the camera recording in
front of you of you being negligent , just go ahead and give em your badge, you're done.
I saw a guy forced to resign (after a string of violations) when a diabetic inmate went into shock and was almost killed because the C/O decided it
was more important to text his girl , than to feed the inmate his proper tray.
Many of these guys are Lawyered up really good , (especially if they were from the fed dorms) so they knew their rights & inmates that weren't
lawyered up had their mothers calling on a daily basis.
In closing , this premise of mass desolations & executions are pretty much fear mongering ,or people that are ignorant of how jails function or
stories from a guy that knows a guy that has a brother that said etc....
In the end , just stay out of jail and you should have no worries.
I just did my job , was firm but fair and just did my 8 hours. Their punishment was being in jail , no need to power trip