What Prison Guards Really Think About Their Jobs
The Marshall Project
February 28, 2016

“Unpredictable inmates. Long hours. Incapable bosses. These are just some of the challenges of working as a corrections officer. And while guards tend to be a cloistered group — protected by their unions and working in a world that’s largely invisible to the public — some of them turn to online communities, largely on Facebook, to vent publicly about their jobs to fellow officers across the country. Below, we take a closer look at some of those, often very unfiltered, conversations. It should be noted that the views expressed do not represent the perspectives of every guard. Just a particularly vocal subset of them.”

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