Jailhouse Work Animals

Tio Mio, Jose, and Reuben

William Mersey
Doing Time
Published in
4 min readApr 4, 2024

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Photo by Jesson Mata on Unsplash

Most people who’ve never been to jail or prison figure that inmates are some of the worst employees imaginable. All they do is procrastinate, cut corners, and hide and steal when the screws aren’t looking. And in truth, many of my crimey buddies answered to that description.

But every so often, I ran into work animals whose performance on the job boggled…

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William Mersey
Doing Time

Daily Beast, NY Daily News, Daily Mail, Independent contributor. Old/jaded cynic. Can't code/don't want to know how. Hate artificial stupidity. Call don't text.