FYI

Jonesville, VA

#33 Feb 17, 2011
For those of you that didn't know...There is a Federal Freeze. There will be no hiring done any time soon!
credible

Madison, TN

#34 Feb 23, 2011
Hs wife wrote:
<quoted text> It is nothing about being man enough, I can handle the job the work, even the hours the problem would be working with so many A*s holes and i don't mean the inmates talking about co-workers!
Listen folks.....whoever is posting trash on here most definitely has never stepped foot inside USP Lee. The staff there are the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. They lay their life on the line EVERY day to protect not only the other staff and inmate population, but the surrounding public also. They, the correction officers, deal with the trash that society can no longer maintain. They would put theirselves in harms way selflessly to help another brother or sister (correctional staff). These folks deserve ur respect and gratitude but will never ask for or demand it. It takes a special person to walk in those shoes, and the staff at USP Lee are extremely dedicated to filling those shoes. They deserve our respect people....if nothing else!
WithRespect

Kingsport, TN

#35 Feb 23, 2011
Yes, they do put alot on the line and deserve the upmost respect, walk in their shoes, get your life threatned, let them spit on you and curse you everyday and those are just the small things, not to mention all the major things they go through,I am sure after dealing with those kind of people all day not everyone is going to be all jolly after work,someone said the money is good? Money means nothing when you may not walk away with your life at the end of the work day, it's not like they are sane or innocent people in there, we are talking about murderers, rapists, robbers, gangs, etc.
Let's please be respectful to those that work at USP Lee or any prison as far as that goes.
Well

Keokee, VA

#36 Mar 2, 2011
It seems that the folks that are bashing the working folks at this place, either couldn't get hired or too sorry to work. If you knew anything about the staff that do work there, you wouldn't say anything. Truth is: 95% of the 400+ hard working folk there, are all local from Lee, Scott, & Wise county area. That's right, born and raised right here in SouthWest Virginia.
JB Dlew

Jonesville, VA

#37 Mar 2, 2011
The guards that work there all do a thankless job no doubt. One that most times is mundane, but always holds an element of danger because of the type of individuals that they are there to look after and control. Even though they are well compensated for what they do, we should all be appreciative for what they do professionally because yes it can be very dangerous. While the numbers of guards that are killed each year are minimal compared to law enforcement. The number of serious injuries related to their work are as high or higher than most professions.

Unfortunately there is much truth to the statements that there is an extremely high rate of infidelity that goes on with the prison guards and staff. Higher than most any other profession. It's not a slap in the face to that institution or it's workers. It's just something that is commonplace among any corrections facility be it federal, state, or local. For some reason it's almost an excepted way of life. But those are personal issues for them and nothing that should take away from what they do professionally. Separate the indiscretions from the work with your criticisms. Because before you bash them, understand the the prison guards who work there do a job that many of you wouldn't understand or consider.
Infidelity

Roanoke, VA

#38 Mar 2, 2011
Prison Guards, are not even in top 15 professions for infidelity or divorce.

Bartenders, waitress, nursing, entertainment, salesman
Top five list
subjective

Mount Juliet, TN

#39 Mar 3, 2011
A list of those who are tops in infidelity is subjective at best. I use to work in one of these prisons and I can speak first hand that it's crazy the number of people messing around. If Bartenders, waitresses, nurses, and so on do more. Then stay the hell away from them too.. lmao
message

Stockbridge, GA

#40 Mar 31, 2011
New to the forum.. When you say "concrete whorehouse" are you including the inmates az well?? And I have COMPLETE RESPECT for all of the gaurds that risk their lives to support themselves and their families!
stick man

Jonesville, VA

#41 Mar 31, 2011
well. usp lee is a very calm instution compaired to others. i work there. it has its ups and downs, has its share of morons and outstanding people. just like any other job. when you put 500 employees in one place not all of them are going to get along. their is alot of messing around with other peoples spouses out there. but their are many husband and wife teams who work there too that stay away from all of that. we have alot of staff that are very profesional and work hard to keep each other safe. then we have the ones who havent grown up yet and still think its fun and games to mess with people. it is a very thankless job, but we do it for our families and to have a secure future when we retire.if we make it to retirement. our occupation also has a high rate of susicides and mental instability. some of us wont make it that long. and the adverage life span of a correctional officer/ law enforcement officer is just 57 to 59, due to all the stress we endure throughout the 20 + years we serve. we are subject to assault, diseases including aids and hep b, and c, and all other kinds of blood born pathagons from the inmates who carry them. we do not carry weapons inside the instution, not even pepper spray. the only thing we have is our radio and common sense. its a whole other world inside the walls...
wow

Blacksburg, VA

#42 Mar 31, 2011
stick man wrote:
well. usp lee is a very calm instution compaired to others. i work there. it has its ups and downs, has its share of morons and outstanding people. just like any other job. when you put 500 employees in one place not all of them are going to get along. their is alot of messing around with other peoples spouses out there. but their are many husband and wife teams who work there too that stay away from all of that. we have alot of staff that are very profesional and work hard to keep each other safe. then we have the ones who havent grown up yet and still think its fun and games to mess with people. it is a very thankless job, but we do it for our families and to have a secure future when we retire.if we make it to retirement. our occupation also has a high rate of susicides and mental instability. some of us wont make it that long. and the adverage life span of a correctional officer/ law enforcement officer is just 57 to 59, due to all the stress we endure throughout the 20 + years we serve. we are subject to assault, diseases including aids and hep b, and c, and all other kinds of blood born pathagons from the inmates who carry them. we do not carry weapons inside the instution, not even pepper spray. the only thing we have is our radio and common sense. its a whole other world inside the walls...
You put it in a nutshell.
Anonymous

United States

#43 Apr 3, 2011
This is for stick man u pos i hope when ir body alarm goes off the otjer qhores therw just accidently turn and run the other way!!!!think u will ruin my life its on now buddy
stick man

Jonesville, VA

#44 Apr 3, 2011
rage7301 wrote:
This is for stick man u pos i hope when ir body alarm goes off the otjer qhores therw just accidently turn and run the other way!!!!think u will ruin my life its on now buddy
umm ok.. well if you where someone who applyed there and dident get hired i can see why, you dident pass the written part of the interview. learning to spell is a must in some profesions, and i wonder how i ruined your life? looks like you did and great job of doing that yourself.:)
message

United States

#45 Apr 12, 2011
This question is pertaining to the inmate id #.... Does the last 3 numbers of the inmates id# represent the actual facility that the inmate has been assigned?
government mule

Jonesville, VA

#46 Apr 13, 2011
nope. what region/area they are from. i used to work there before i went back to the mines..
soooooo

United States

#47 Apr 13, 2011
How many men are cheating on their wives over there? That's all me and my wife hear about is men sleeping with the secretaries and female guards, that's why she won't let me work there! Any truth to this?
government mule

Jonesville, VA

#48 Apr 13, 2011
well its like any job where men and women work together. it does happen and has happened there.but then again every place i have worked it has went on. hell a few weeks ago one of the bolt men was about to kill one of our electricians because he found out his wife was messing around with him. so its everywhere not just at lee. it boils down to how moraly strong you as an individual and if you stick to your vows. i never cheated on my wife while i worked there. and i had a chance or two, but if you saw my wife, then you would wonder why o would trade steak for potted meat lol... :D
IAMRN

Richlands, VA

#49 Apr 14, 2011
soooooo wrote:
How many men are cheating on their wives over there? That's all me and my wife hear about is men sleeping with the secretaries and female guards, that's why she won't let me work there! Any truth to this?
Cheating happens in every work place. People who cheat have no respect for their spouse. My husband and I have been married 13 years, he has worked there a long time and I have no worries about him cheating. With the job they do the last thing he is thinking about during the day is another female. There are a lot of good people that work there, your wife should trust you more.
A time to laugh

Roanoke, VA

#50 Apr 14, 2011
government mule wrote:
why would you trade steak for potted meat lol...:D
Never thought about it that way, man that IS a good one! LOL
just what I think

Oak Ridge, TN

#51 Apr 14, 2011
I would say the prison guards do have a shitty job, no pun intended, and I wouldn't want to do it myself. But it seems like 99% of them have a smart ass I am better than you bad ass attitude. I just wander why this is. Some don't but most do. Could anyone tell me why.
government mule

Jonesville, VA

#52 Apr 15, 2011
just what I think wrote:
I would say the prison guards do have a shitty job, no pun intended, and I wouldn't want to do it myself. But it seems like 99% of them have a smart ass I am better than you bad ass attitude. I just wander why this is. Some don't but most do. Could anyone tell me why.
simple. they let it go to their heads. and they are in every profesion that involves law enforcement. you have to make decisions for people and about people every day. some of them are life and death. after awahile it just becomes part of you. one reason why i left. it just wasnt for me. but for evey staffmember you see with an attitude their are 10 who are just down to earth people who are very selfconfident in the job they do. i still have many friends who work there and a few of them i do call smart asses lol.. but most ofthem are just doing a job and dont take anything personaly.

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