Reddit’s Q&A with a former death row prison guard

An unnamed former prison guard at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison did a fascinating Q&A with Reddit users today. Among the questions he answers: the worst offender he watched over, how much animosity inmates had towards guards, and how much paranormal activity he witnessed.

What was your favorite/least favorite part about your job?

I like talking to people. Talking to prisoners and learning about their life was fascinating to me. Most of them just wanted someone to talk to listen to them anyway. Least favorite was being stuck back there with them. When those gates closed behind you it was a horrible feeling because you knew if shit went down, you wasn’t getting out.

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