The Protest Is Over


On the 02/09/10  a notice went up on the wing stating: “from this day forth this cupboard [containing wing hair clippers] will be locked and you must ask staff to obtain hair clippers. Disinfectant spray will be kept in the class office and clippers will be sprayed after use by a member of staff. Under no circumstance’s is disinfectant spray to be used by a prisoner. Any breach of this order will result in… [blah, blah blah]”.

As I was reading said notice a PO and SO arrived along with a couple of officers and an acting governor (aren’t they all just acting?) and we proceeded to get into a light hearted debate about ‘elf n safity’. As is normal with banter between official/authority and non citizen, sense of humour becomes not sense of humour and these matters always end up turning nasty when light-heartedness inevitably turns to some sort…

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About micsirwin

I'm a Postgraduate student at Queens studying Criminology, writer, poet and lover of integrity, dignity, respect and morality
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