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.