Class Update (5-6-2011)

Well, this week’s class was certainly crystalline. I say so because we clearly didn’t have it. At 5:30 p.m. I logged off from typing up my revised curriculum and set off towards the Education Department. My arrival was greeted by a crowd of people waiting to go inside. It should be noted that this is atypical because the Education Department is supposed to be open from the time the first housing unit is called to go to chow, around 5 p.m.

After waiting around for 20 minutes or so, one of the GED tutors set off to the lieutenant’s office to ask if the Education Department was going to open tonight, but was stopped on the way there. He was stopped because he was “in an unauthorized area,” an area where the lieutenant’s office is located. So, instead of allowing him to continue to the office, another 20 feet further, he was directed to walk all the way around the center of the prison, a 7-minute walk, to approach the office from the opposite side, a side that also took him through an “out of bounds” area. Long story short, because of a confused guard he was discouraged from finding the answer we all sought.

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