One might wonder what it is really like behind all the miles of razor wire and the tall fences in the penitentiary today. Due to many extreme controversies in today’s society concerning the true meaning of the rule of law, protection of the public, fair sentencing, justifiable treatment of the incarcerated, and the brave men and women who, as correctional officers, put their lives on the line every day, it is essential to shed some much-needed light on this subject. Things have changed dramatically due to extreme political views, the increase in crime, immigration, and the idea of locking them up and throwing away the key. As a correctional officer, we see both sides of the fence. We see from “the inside looking out.’ It is important for society to fully understand what goes on inside a prison, and then they can make a reasonable conclusion for themselves. Change is always painful, but there is always room for much-needed change. This is a must read.