The title represents the one phrase I hear the most every single day when I am at work. C/O referring to confinement officer. It has been about a month since I started working at the jail. It’s not so bad once I get into the groove of things. There is so much stuff that has to be done. I almost feel like I am catering to the inmates because obviously anything I am doing is for them. Examples include passing mail, passing commissary items they bought, taking them downstairs to nursing, attorney visits, chaplain visits, church service, passing medication, and the list goes on. It is organized chaos. Everything has to be done a certain way to provide safety for myself and other inmates.
I have one more rotation before I am going to switch to first shifts. In the morning, a lot of the work is taking inmates downstairs so they can get transported to court and bringing them up when they are back. Also there are lunch and breakfast trays to pass. I’m not sure what else first shift entails, but I will know soon.
I had guard drill this past weekend for three days. We took buses down to Camp Atterbury to complete computer classes, take a physical test, and shoot with 9mm handguns. That was a pretty decent weekend.
Although it has been rainy this week, the weather is getting nicer out and that is a definite plus. I planted a couple of strawberry plants in a pot and have it sitting on my back patio. I’m not sure how many strawberries one plant produces, but it’s fun to grow nonetheless. I can’t wait to get my own house where I can have a big garden and grow several vegetables like my grandfather does. It’s a fun and cheap way to get a bountiful amount of food!
That’s it for now! The month of May starts tomorrow!