A stark collision of the complicated and dangerous world of being a corrections officer while surviving in a world with people who have no idea what goes on behind the walls of a correctional facility. No matter the profession we choose, life creates conflicts between our personal and professional worlds. As Corporal Young vividly describes, these conflicts are heightened by the very nature of the corrections profession. Lengthy shift work, higher divorce rates, staff turnover, bankruptcy and long term mental and physical concerns have sadly become part and parcel to this profession. All is not lost though, the challenges that thousands of correctional officers experience on a daily basis can be addressed by taking the first big step; acknowledging the problems. Corporal Williams words shine a welcome light onto our profession that is desperately needed. A wake up call for every new or tenured correctional officer and a mandate to all supervisors and leaders to finally address the underlying physical and mental impact this profession has on our brave men and women who step up each day to protect their communities.