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I’m sorry I missed your call; I was in jail on Saturday.

Posted by on Monday, 15 October, 2007

This past Saturday, I was privileged enough to be able to schedule a job-shadow with a Washington County Corrections Deputy. This meant I would be following along side a deputy over the course of an 8 hour shift helping out where able, but mainly just watching and asking questions to gain a better understanding of the job.

For the majority of the night we worked intake where all arrestees are patted down, photographed, given an ID bracelet, and all possessions inventoried and bagged. This all occurs before the arrestee is allowed in any other part of the Jail facility to await their actual booking. Essentially this is the prisoner handoff point from officer/deputy to the jail staff.

Right off the bat when I began the shift, we had one come in. He looked like a runner. Turns out we were all wrong.

So what happened to THAT guy?