Had a conversation with an inmate today. He said he was going to start working with me in Food Services (chow hall, cafeteria, tater tot server) next week.
I said, “Great. Glad to have you on board.”
He said, “$5.25 per month ain’t even enough to buy a 6-pack (Pepsi).” [Commissary sells them for $5.80]
I said, “It goes up to $14.40 your second month.”
He said,”That’s just cause you have your G.E.D. I don’t have one.”
I said, “Really? Didn’t know that.”
I checked it out. He’s right. Feel bad for the man.
God bless America!