IAmA Correctional Officer (Prison Guard) in a maximum/medium state penitentiary. AmA.
I was asked to do an AmA by several people recently. There was a very good prison guard AmA about two months ago, so I can only offer different perspective and stories.
Due to the security policies and administration of my department I will not be able to disclose where I work beyond it is in America. I also do not represent my department in any way. I will only share stories about incidents that are closed cases and available to the public. I will provide verification of my identity to mods privately.
Edit: Happy New Year! Thank you for making my AmA successful and fun! I will check periodically (tomorrow for sure) to see if there are any additional questions I can answer. Thanks for your interest!