IamA Correctional Officer at a maximum security facility in Texas AMA!
I am a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutions Division for a little bit over 2 years now. I have worked graveyard shift (5:30pm-6:00am) for the past year and a half. I work General Population, but I spent 6 months working in Administrative Segregation. I am a 22 year old white male, who started this career field after my cousin told me about it, when I was tired of barely scraping by working for Wal-Mart and unable to find other jobs in my area.
My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/UiGSlrq.jpg
I will answer as many questions as I can, but I will not give my unit information or offender names/numbers/etc. I will substitute all names for the sake of storytelling should anyone ask.
Edit: Updated proof picture
Edit 2: WOW, I didn't expect this many replies! I'll get to your questions as fast as I can