IamA Former Prison Guard. AMA!
My short bio: I worked for a prison(correctional facility) in Eloy, AZ, between 2007 and 2010. It would have been a great job if it were just me and the inmates. I mainly worked night shift, but did so much overtime there, that officers and inmates alike wondered if I ought to just start paying for my own cell there.
The one I worked at was often called 'the level three prison with level five inmates'. They would take level fives from California and downgrade them so they could be housed in ours, because money.
I was a firm, fair, and consistent guard, and realized that all people in there were still human. Realized that each one of them was someone's little boy. Inmates cried when I quit. They came to me, hugged me, and cried. Some begged me not to leave.
Now, enjoy this very ordinary, not particularly interesting AMA!
My Proof: Since getting so many requests to do this, I've searched for my old badge. Have not found it yet, but will try to find it in the morning when it is less disruptive. My only proof, currently, is the fact that I have no reason to lie about this. Who knows, maybe one of you were a former inmate there and will recognize some of my exploits. I found my old insurance card during my search a few hours ago. It's not ideal, but it's a start.
EDIT: Headed to the store! I'll check back in a half hour or so!
EDIT: 7/27 at 10:32 AM I'm not ignoring any of you. When my week calms down a little I'll reply to y'all!