Saturday, October 08, 2005

Interview with a female prison officer

Miss X (she does not want to be identified) is a lovely young lady, in her early 20s, whom I got to know recently. She looks sporty but very demure. Surprise, surprise! She works in the prison department. After some persuasion, she granted a short interview:

Why did you join the prison department?
An interest in uniform groups.. and partly it's due to my desperation? for a job after my graduation, i joined.

How long have you been on the job?
Coming to two years.

Can tell me a little about what you do?
Locking and unlocking of inmates is a routine... as a personal supervisor, i also conduct purposeful interaction with them.. Censoring of their incoming and outgoing letters.

Is the prison really like those in movies? With gangs and bullying?
Not sure about the men's prison... but in women's prison, I can say there are very little or none.

You look very ladylike and demure, ever being bullied by an inmate?
No. Handling inmates nowadays, depends more on our interpersonal skills. They will manipulate if you don't know how to talk or resaon out with them.

What is the greatest satisfaction you get from your job?
To see offenders given a second chance, for example reintegration programs and home detention. Being able to listen to their background and understand them. A chance to come across all kind of people(inmates) - high profile, unsound mind.

Your views on capital punishment? Do you support the death sentence?
I dont really support the death sentence. Life imprisonment is good enough... but who knows, maybe my mindset will change with times. It's pretty sad to see people killing each other and the news nowadays, one killing after another. It has become a trend and it's like never stopping.

Have u been in contact with an inmate on death row? Can describe how you feel?
Unfortuanately, no. Only selected or more senior officers are able to.

Can tell us the daily routine of a prisoner?
For working inmate, she'll be unlocked every morning for her 8-hours of labour. An hour of lunch time - eat, read newspaper, playing ball games etc. Then back to work again till evening. The rest of the evening will be locked up in her cell. She's entitled to an hour of tv too. Other than that, she gets to go counselling every weekend. For the rest of the inmates, they still do get to go for counselling, her visit etc once or twice every week. But most of the time will be locked up with an hour of free time everyday.


Ps: on my previous post. Cant a guy like sentimental songs?? Just for the record, I am male, 100% straight with a high sex drive too! Its a working night again! Later I will be watching 22 + 3 men running up and down a field, hopefully I can make some money out of it too!

13 Sightings:

Blogger lancerlord said...

Goalkeepers hardly run up and down. They jump here and there. :)

9:34 PM  
Blogger kukukucinta said...

yes its the soccer season. my brother in law called my husband in the middle of the night twice to bet on the matches cos his internet connection was down.

why are guys so crazy abt such gambling?

3:07 PM  
Blogger Kurakat said...

putting your brains in other more productive activities may be more healthy for our economy than gambling.

but when the casino comes, then... blast it! =(

9:53 PM  
Blogger F¡яєвџяN said...

bro, u bet thru bookie? its illegal hor hehe...

1:32 AM  
Blogger Jade Falcon Elite said...

What do u really work as? How come can interview jail babe?

5:22 AM  
Blogger Singaportsguy said...

I thought It was JailBirds...

I used to like the movie..

Win with England?

1:00 PM  
Blogger kukukucinta said...

yeah i also quite curious wat u do for a living. i tot u were a student! :/

1:01 PM  
Blogger Kurakat said...

oic ghost! its time to own up.. all of us are curious as to wat u do for a living... come clean wif it leh? =)

9:29 PM  
Blogger GhOsT said...

fireburn: shhhh....... not so loud.

Kucinta n kurakat79: I cant reveal too much cos some of my views here are in contrast to the real me during the day!

10:51 PM  
Blogger lAzy pAnda said...

are u an inmate?! hehheee... just kidding! :P

11:02 AM  
Blogger blueapple said...

interesting post !

12:43 AM  
Blogger Mickell said...

Prison officer is noble job. Many people may judge offenders and give them no second chances. A prison officer who helps an offender serve out his sentence and get back to his feet hopefully upon release. And back to contributing to society, hopefully. How many companies actually employ ex-offenders? Not many.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Kurakat said...

Xia Xue has a different view on this. Though I do not agree with her. Hers are more extreme, less sympathetic and more, uhm, cold blooded. But I will leave her blog to do the talking. Cos I do not want to do her injustice by misrepresenting her stand.

1:52 AM  

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