365 Days Handmade

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Day 49/365: A Quarter of A Century Already?

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2.18.2015

Part of my job as a correctional staff psychologist is conducting intake interviews with new inmates who have transferred to our facility from another prison.  Today I completed an intake with a 24-year-old new arrival who just started his term last year.  He had been sentenced to 19 years in the state pen.  As I was going through his files and my paperwork, I looked at his birthday and saw that he was born in 1990, and it occurred to me: Holy shit. This year marks 25 years since I graduated from high school.  And:  This kid will still have five years of prison time left when I retire.

 

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Author: FC5

Happily married and childfree by choice. Licensed clinical psychologist at a state prison for men. I work four 10-hour days in exchange for a 3-day weekend, every weekend. Outside of that, I appreciate my freedom and enjoy a life of various creative pursuits.

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