Well, I work in a prison for the Alabama Dept of corrections. 12 hour shifts, locked inside a cube surrounded by several hundred inmates. Hoo-boy, the stories I could tell. Lol. Lets just say prison isn't like the movies.
As a retired AL LEO I know you have some stories. I've visited several of the institutions and never found one I wanted to work at. Which one are you assigned to, if I may ask? Knowing some of the history of the AL DOC, all I can say is God bless you and be safe.