Correctional Officer Zane Davis assumed the worst thing he had to worry about working at a maximum security prison were the inmates but his co-workers could be just as dangerous.
Zane’s personal life is just as tricky as his professional one when he falls hard for Caseworker Brett Emerson, despite the man’s questionable fashion sense.
Brett and Zane become friends as they also work to uncover corruption at the prison. The friendship deepens and turns to romance and Brett supports him when Zane’s job is put on the line.
The love and the danger deepen as Zane’s life is threatened by the criminals on both sides of the bars.
Uniformity, Book Two. Second Edition.
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About the Author
Ethan Stone is becoming a duck once again. After more than a decade away from the soggy state of Oregon he is back in his home state. He used to have a day job where he wore a sexy uniform work, now he can wear whatever he wants to work as he attempts to see if this writing thing can support his Mt. Dew addiction.
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I wasnâ€™t sure what to expect when I got to work that Monday morning. My work partner, Daniel â€˜Kashâ€™ Kashaveroff, had transferred to Reno the week prior so Iâ€™d be working with someone new. Kash had been my boyfriend for a while too, so working with him had been a pleasure, even after weâ€™d broken up. It would be tough finding someone I liked working with as much as him.
â€œGet yer ass in here, Blue Eyes,â€ Judy Westland snapped in her Midwestern twang. â€œYer new partner is already here.â€ She was sweet unless you pissed her off, then she was a royal bitch. At that moment she did not seem very happy at all, which didnâ€™t fill me with hope that my new partner was a good one.
â€œWho is it?â€
â€œSee for yourself.â€ She motioned out of the window to the unit floor.
I looked out and groaned. CO Motherfucking Knowles. Gerry Knowles was at the top of the list of guys I despised having to be around. He was a short, chubby jerk who acted like he was six feet tall and bulletproof. He had an annoying sense of humor and liked to stir the shit with the inmates. He had been known to purposely piss off inmates just for the fun of it. He was thirty-eight, ten years older than me, but acted like a sixteen-year-old most of the time.
â€œHey, bitch!â€ Knowles hollered when I entered the tier. I cringed inwardly. This was the guy I had to work with for the foreseeable future.
I smiled like I was thrilled to see him. â€œKnowles, man, how are you?â€
â€œIâ€™m rockinâ€™, man.â€ He slapped my back as if we were old buddies and we bumped knuckles. â€œIâ€™m thrilled to be working with you, Zane. I think weâ€™re gonna be a great team.â€ Lots of officers knew each other well enough to use first names instead of the usual last name, but that wasnâ€™t the case with Knowles and I. Him using my first name majorly annoyed me.
â€œYeah.â€ I faked excitement.
Delivering breakfast trays was the first duty of the day. Because Seely State Prison was maximum security, most of the inmates were fed in their cells. Officers dished the food onto plastic trays and took them to the cell where we used a key to open a flap, which was a foot across and six inches tall. We set the tray on the flap, they took it and we closed the slot. Two officers would work in tandemâ€”one would dish the food and the other would run the trays to the inmates.
â€œIâ€™m running, you get to be the dish bitch,â€ Knowles announced.
I chuckled like he was the funniest guy on the planet and dished up four trays. He took two in each hand and delivered them to the first four cells.
When he got upstairs, Knowles took extra time at cell thirty-two, which housed an inmate named Johnny Wagner. Taking longer at a cell didnâ€™t necessarily mean anythingâ€”there were some prisoners I bullshitted with a little.
A few minutes later, on the next set of trays, Knowles said, â€œGalloway in thirty-six wonâ€™t wake up so I guess heâ€™s not eating.â€
â€œYou knocked on his window?â€ I asked. Inmates were supposed to be standing and ready for us at meal time, but it didnâ€™t hurt to wake them.
â€œYeah,â€ Knowles responded, but something about the way he said it made me suspicious.
We were almost done feeding when I heard an inmate call out from the upper tier.
â€œHey, you skipped me!â€ It was Galloway.
â€œYou wouldnâ€™t wake up, I ainâ€™t going back,â€ Knowles yelled back.
â€œCome on, man. Iâ€™ve been awake for hours.â€
â€œQuit fucking lying!â€
â€œYouâ€™re a bitch, Knowles,â€ Galloway replied.
I made an instant decision that I knew could backfire. I dished up one last tray and took it up to Galloway myself.
â€œThanks, Davis,â€ he said when he took the tray.
â€œWhat the fuck, man?â€ Knowles hollered from the bottom of the stairs.
I didnâ€™t want to outright accuse Knowles of lying so I tried to play it a little cool. â€œDude has never given me any trouble. Donâ€™t think it was a big deal to feed him even if he wasnâ€™t ready right when you were at his door.â€
â€œFriendly fucker,â€ Knowles muttered.
I clenched my fists so hard I could feel my nails digging into my palm. â€˜Friendlyâ€™ had a different connotation in prison. A friendly officer was one who took an inmateâ€™s side over an officerâ€™s.
* * * *
Working with Knowles and not telling him he was a raging idiot was one of the hardest things Iâ€™ve ever done. I was relieved when we had a break and he went into the control room to eat. I needed some distance so I went to talk to Caseworker Brett Emerson, whose office was on the upper tier.
He was on the phone when I stepped into his office but he motioned for me to come in and sit. I didnâ€™t mind waiting. It gave me a chance to check him out discreetly.
Based on his end of the conversation, Brett was trying to arrange parole plans for an inmate. Caseworkers were similar to social workers. They maintained the inmateâ€™s personal information as well as where he should be housed, who he should live with and much more. I didnâ€™t have a clue about everything caseworkers did, but I knew it involved more paperwork than I was interested in.
He had on the same ugly tie as the first time Iâ€™d met him a few months before. Back then my relationship with Kash had been on its last leg, though I hadnâ€™t realized it. Meeting Brett had brought home to me in no uncertain terms the fact that I wasnâ€™t ready to commit to Kash, because as soon as Iâ€™d met Brett Iâ€™d known I wanted to fuck him.
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