Prison Puzzle Pieces 3: The realities, experiences and insights of a corrections officer doing his time in Historic Stillwater Prison

Prison Puzzle Pieces 3: The realities, experiences and insights of a corrections officer doing his time in Historic Stillwater Prison

by Dave Basham

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Prison Puzzle Pieces 3: The realities, experiences and insights of a corrections officer doing his time in Historic Stillwater Prison by Dave Basham

PRISON PUZZLE PIECES 3 (the third of a three volume series) is a non-fiction account of a corrections officer working in Stillwater Prison in Minnesota after he stopped traveling the country performing standup comedy and improv. Through examples, explanations and experiences, he explains how the entire system works, piece by piece, by presenting hundreds of events that occurred in that dysfunctional little city contained within those walls and razor ribbon. His unique perspectives earned him the respect of inmates and officers; on the other hand his life was in constant danger from other inmates and officers for him doing his job ethically.

PRISON PUZZLE PIECES 3 presents the more humorous side of what goes on in prisons along with some of the more disgusting things that must be dealt with. How the education department, canteen, gangs, Native Americans, towers, unions, liars, smuggling, tattooing, violations, religion, industry, health care, recreation and more all play a role in this dysfunctional society. As in all of these volumes, infamous criminals in the system are presented, inmate grievances & requests written to the author, good & bad inmates, good and bad officers, and many more puzzle pieces. Nothing is embellished. Nothing need be embellished.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456628048
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 844,333
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

The authors varied life experiences combined to develop the methods and abilities that he used in performing his occupation as an effective corrections officer. He pursued athletic endeavors in his youth and had to deal with violence in his home and in the streets. He managed McDonald's restaurants for a couple of decades and was a mechanical engineer for another decade, among numerous other jobs. As a standup comedian he gained skills in dealing with groups of people. He was active in Toastmasters for over two decades. Becoming a corrections officer was not a lifelong dream. It became his occupation when as an old guy, he needed a job and the state was not allowed to discriminate due to age. Don't ask for his opinion unless you really want it, because it's been said that he is painfully blunt. He tells it like it is. He doesn't try to be different; he just is. He has to work at blending in with what is perceived to be normal.

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