You know your family are hanging out with too many criminals when.......

@boiboing (12441)
Northampton, England
April 23, 2016 8:43am CST
My sister works for the local council housing department. She's responsible for anti-social behaviour reduction. My husband works at a high security prison with a rather exclusive clientele of murderers. My sister is sitting on the sofa scanning through her local newspaper. Reaching the end of the paper she has just exclaimed: "Well that's unusual. I didn't spot ANY of my clients in the Journal this week"
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@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
23 Apr 16
My ex mother-in-law, who is a prison guard, wasn't too enthused when she found out I had a Department of Corrections ID number...
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@sol_cee (15422)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
23 Apr 16
That explains.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
We need more schools and teachers, not prisons and jailers. Oh, well. We get what we pay for in society.
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@boiboing (12441)
• Northampton, England
23 Apr 16
The USA locks up a higher proportion of its population than any other allegedly civilised country. It's a major issue that doesn't get the attention that it deserves.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
@boiboing It is in the present presidential campaign. I think most people here were unaware of this fact and what has led to it being true. GREED.
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Apr 16
does that mean she is doing her job well? lol
@boiboing (12441)
• Northampton, England
23 Apr 16
Maybe though it might also mean this week they've got away with it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Apr 16
@boiboing oh good point! lol
@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Apr 16
I once new a guy on the local Most Wanted list. His picture was in the paper and I was like "hey, I know this guy!" Then my friends wanted to know how I new a guy on the wanted list.
@boiboing (12441)
• Northampton, England
23 Apr 16
At his present prison, very few people ever get out but when he worked in a lower security place we used to meet people in the street who would bounce up and say 'Hello, how are you?', have a chat and then wander off. If he didn't introduce me to them, they were usually ex prisoners.
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@sol_cee (15422)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
23 Apr 16
What about you?
@boiboing (12441)
• Northampton, England
23 Apr 16
I neither work with criminals nor lock them up.
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@JohnRoberts (56815)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Apr 16
Does your husband enjoy his job? How does he keep his sanity when having to deal with the worst of the worst?
@boiboing (12441)
• Northampton, England
23 Apr 16
In the UK, our murderers are rather more civilised than in the US and he's been doing the job for 26 years now. Touch wood, there's very little violence in the prisons here than in many parts of the world.
24 Apr 16
This gave me a giggle. If something bad happens locally I'm always keen to know if it's one of the 'hoodies' I worked with in the PRU. Eight out of ten times it usually is. :)
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Apr 16
I guess we all look for different things on our local newspapers.
@allknowing (65047)
• India
24 Apr 16
What does your sister literally do to contain those criminals.!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
23 Apr 16
I'd say that means she is doing her job right!
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Apr 16
That must be good news for her. Your husband's job sounds rather dangerous and stressful.
@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
23 Apr 16
Your sister must be proud of herself, this means she is doing a great job.
@Shavkat (62489)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
It seems she's a tough woman. I don't know anybody who can have such personality.