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John Armer explains some of the intricacies of handling prisoners and keeping the staff, inmates and visitors safe.

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A night in the slammer, but all for a good cause

The skies were dark, thunder boomed and the gray walls with barbed wire forbidding: A deep breath and on I went to booking. I expected the fingerprinting, the photo and all of the paperwork and questions. But I didn’t realize my purse wouldn’t fit in the plastic sack given to me for the valuables and the inventory process took longer than I expected.

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