To put your safety and sanity on the line for work it takes a lot of guts, so it makes sense that not a lot of people would be up to the task.In the world’s scariest penitentiaries as keepers of the peace, prison guards have to deal with the darkest of humanity.
Yet for those who rise to the occasion, they will find themselves up to their elbows in shanks and assaults and more of in bodily fluids.On any given day gang violence and the ever-present threat of pain and death are just a few things to worry about.
All day these prison guards have to be surrounded by child molesters and murderers. So the next time you can’t stand your boss or any annoying coworker who does not shut his mouth just think about these people duties and that will ignite courage in you.
These 27 prison guards have seen some of the most disturbing, disgusting, and shocking things while on the job:
1. “Psych patient, after being placed in an observation cell, pulls a razor out of his anus and proceeds to go to town on his genitals.”
2. “Worst by far was a seg inmate slipping his cuffs, removing an officers bean slot bar (big chunk of iron with a prong on the end we use to open slots in the cell doors to pass trays through/handcuff inmates) and beat him to death with it. Was one of the first responders. I quit shortly after this one.”
3. “Former prison guard. I had to escort a new prisoner to medical. I had no idea why until we got to medical. He had bandages all over both legs and he walked stiff-legged (couldn’t bend his legs). When he sat down, the nurse started removing bandages to expose rotted, abscessed flesh. He was a heroin addict and was injecting in his legs. His legs were so swollen and gangrenous that the smell almost put me down. When he tried to bend his right leg, the skin split and infection oozed all over the floor. The doctor looked at me and immediately called for another guard to come to the room. I asked what was wrong and she said, “You’re going into shock, I need you to leave before you pass out.”
4. “I knew a prison guard at Winson Green in Birmingham and he said the most disturbing thing about Fred West was how jovial he was. The officers kept forgetting and laughing at his jokes and stuff and then thinking, ‘Erm, this guy sexually tortured his own daughter and buried her in concrete.’”