As incarceration numbers have topped out in recent years thanks to what looks like the beginning of the end of the war on drugs, women have gained a stronger foothold in the prison industry, getting jobs that—like so many others in America—have traditionally been dominated by men.So many others. Chiefly unpleasant jobs, like being a prison guard. But this is a real step forward, having more women as prison guards... er, for some reason that will come to me.
But along with that progressive change has come a steady drip of lurid tales about sex between guards and inmates.Ah, so you're on the side of progress! That means you must be a good guy we can trust.
As contrasted with the bad guys:
We probably shouldn't be too shocked, though. There is no rule, regulation, or state of affairs a savvy prisoner cannot subvert. This has been proven many times over and is confirmed when you talk to long-time inmates.Damned hardened criminals. We shouldn't trust them, because they can subvert almost anyone. Hey, by the way, how'd you come to know Mack?
"I love when I see a new, young, and naive female working in prison," says a convict we'll call Mack.
Mack has spent the better part of the last 20 years in and out of state and federal prison. He's in his 40s, a born-and-bred criminal who is all about what others can do for him in the here and now.
I met many people like Mack during my 21 years of incarceration[.]Ha! I have the sudden suspicion that Vice has been suckered too.