Ask a prison guard at any one of the nation’s thousands of carceral facilities what the most dangerous thing they encounter in their job is, and they are likely to tell you that it is an inmate who has lost all hope. Inmates who perceive that they have nothing to lose are often the most […]

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Each year that I continue to work as a prison guard in the county jail, I see violence on the rise. The reasons are a combination of more gang members and overcrowded conditions, so inmates are doing whatever they can to protect their turf, protect themselves, and protect their gang affiliation. These all equal dangerous […]

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