IamA Juvenile Counselor at a youth jail in Canada AMA!
So I've worked at the center for a pinch over 3 years. My job title is a little misleading because not only am I a counselor but we also do the duty of guards. We do not have guards in my center, the counselors deal with all issues. I always think I've seen everything, then something even more strange happens. I am limited a bit by what I can say due to confidentiality laws but I will do my best to answer as honestly as I can.
Edit 1 115pm: Thanks for all the great questions, I'm gonna be unavailable for a couple of hours but if you want to leave more questions feel free. I'll do my best to answer them when I can. Thanks again!
Edit 2 300pm: Ok I'm back. Looks like I have some new questions to get to. I'm gonna do my best to get to them all. Before I start if you read this AMA please take time to volunteer at local programs that work with kids it can save a life, you can't understand how much just 1 hour a week can mean to these kids. Also contact your local elected representative and tell them you want your government to help people not "hard on crime" if you hear some one say the support "hard on crime" give them a polite, but firm (Canadian style) open handed smack in the mouth. Hard on crime doesn't help anyone. Ok time to answer questions!
Edit 3 730pm: Well that went really well. You guys had some great questions, I hope I did a good job answering them and y'all learned some things. I'm gonna call it a night because my Vikings are about to crush the Giants on MNF. Please get your pets spade and neutered! Good Night everyone!