Most of what the public thinks it knows about the people inside prisons — the officers and the inmates — is simplistic and distorted. Correctional officers aren’t brutes; they’re ordinary men and women, doing an ugly job the public chooses to ignore. Similarly, most inmates aren’t monsters; they’re flawed humans who have made mistakes.
“No Place Like Home” takes place during a one-day hostage crisis in a state prison.
Keith Hellwig has been in Law Enforcement and Corrections for over 35 years. He started as a Corrections Officer and worked his way up through the ranks to Captain. As an officer, he has served on Hostage Extraction Teams, Emergency Response Units, Cell Extraction Teams, Hostage Negotiations Teams, and has taught communications techniques and Hostage Survival skills at the Corrections Training Academy.
AS THE CREDITS HAD ROLLED on Dorothy and her friends, the Captain had put on his uniform, gun, and vest for his part-time job as a cop and said goodnight to his family. “I’ll see you all tomorrow afternoon when I get done at the prison. I have the next few days off, and we’ll do something as a family.” LeAnn rolled her eyes. Maura squeezed LeAnn’s hand. By some magic, his wife was still able to talk his eldest into family outings.
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