Saturday, September 07, 2013

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'Allo, 'allo.

Where to start ...

Inmate J from the Swing Shift summation is still trying to get his books that the Chief Deputy denied him; I imagine he’ll keep trying.

River shook down West/8 and had all sorts of fun. We found a pair of sneakers in Inmate X's bunk, with no note in either his Misc Notes screen or his Medical screen; and we found a zip-lock bag of band-aids, triple antibiotic ointment, gauze and all sorts of medical goodness where Inmate Q is bunking, but (again) nothing in the Misc Notes or Medical screens, and no “May Keep In Tank” sticker on the zip-lock baggie. So, of course, we glommed onto them. After Inmate X threw a wall-eyed hissy-fit, I called the nurse to check – I’ll be a sonovagun, both of them have medical clearance for their goodies, although it’s not in their computer records.

Sigh. I must remind Ms. Cleo to start taking my calls again.

In addition to the stuff above, we also found a water-bag cover hand-sewn from a sheet, a woven plastic handle for the water-bag-cover, half of a Diet Coke can, a complete Gatorade bottle, half of a Dr Pepper can, a tattoo pick, umpteen squillion loose staples, a large garbage bag, about twenty feet of fishing cord, a fishing pole, a spare uniform, several extra linens (One of which Inmate T was sneaking in a very personal location, anatomically speaking. Yes, a whole sheet. I was impressed) and the usual flotsam and jetsam.

After the shake-down was through as we were returning the inmates to West/8 Inmate N tried pushing Officer Oldskool’s buttons. Didn’t work so well with the lad, although he’s got enough smarts to not go far enough to earn a Use of Force. We might keep an eye on the mouthy little squab, though.

River did water-checks at 0319.

When we checked the temps, Special Housing Unit was showing between 85 and 86, so I bumped the thermostats down a wee bit and had the purge run. Hour later the temperatures were around the 80-degree mark.

Over at Central, the kitchen lost power about 0045-ish, and got it back somewhere around 0245. Then, it went out again at 0436, came back, went out again at 0447 and came back about 0500. We’re feeding bag-meals to the inmates for breakfast.

Central/North did water-checks at 0458 and shook-down Central/North/1, finding a candle and a tattoo pick.

Central/Female checked their water at 0453.

In other news, Eduardo is proving to be a slippier character than I had thought – he does remain un-flushed at this time. SGT Krunch has gently requested that he be evicted from the control room before her next tour, which I believe to be this Sunday.

Personally, I’m giving hard thought to handing the little bugger a radio and assigning him to the West Tier.

That should be about it.

Nothing but (appropriate) love,

LawDog, NCOIC
Bugscuffle SO

11 comments:

Will said...

I've been using sticky traps, the heavy paper type, not the plastic tray ones. Lay them along the edges of walls, corners, etc. If stepping on them is a concern, fold them up into a box shape.

Dave H said...

Maybe you can get Eduardo to rat on some of the other, er, rats.

Old NFO said...

LOL, agree with Dave, it takes one to know one! :-)

Gladorn said...

The inmate "suitcased" a whole sheet? The worst thing to find in a squat-and-cough is to actually find something! In theory, we are not allowed to remove anything found in a body cavity but we are supposed to defer to medical. However often the inmate will remove the item voluntarily without us asking.

Our agency now has a very pro-active pest control program. The worst is the sticky traps. They work. But invariably the mouse is caught in the kitchen and then the inmates feed it and make it a pet.

Anonymous said...

He had an entire bedsheet shoved up his hoo-ha? That's, err, impressive...

Jennifer said...

A whole sheet?!?! Damn
At least that's not where you found Eduardo

Marty said...

More information about the water bag, please. I may be mistaken, but I thought that lockups usually had exercise rooms to help relieve boredom and aggression in inmates. So why would they need the water bag and what's the issue if they do have it?

Wombat said...

Marty, your questions are at least partially answered in comments on a few of the earlier posted shift summaries. Regards.

Gladorn said...

Hey Marty. I'll toss in a few more details. Not every facility has a "full" weight room. Being that Lawdog works in a "Jail" as opposed to a "Prison," there will not be as many recreational opportunities. (My facility does not offer any weight training equipment, for example.)

Now, remember that in a correctional facility that everything is controlled. An inmate should get nothing except what the jail provides to them. Thus an inmate can only go to the rec yard at specified times. The benefit of a (contraband) weight bag is that an inmate can then work out while they are on lock down. (They will use their time out to play cards, watch TV, make phone calls, et al.)

Thus, a weight bag allows an inmate to "steal" a bit of freedom not normally allocated to them. While it may be considered merely a bit of nuisance contraband, every bit of control in a correctional setting helps maintain order. IE: If it's too nice inside, then the inmates will want to come back.

Alisa said...

Okay, I have to ask. For what are you checking when you do water checks? Inquiring minds (or at least mine) want to know!

And have you had any luck evicting Eduardo?

Alex said...

More, please!