I don't think the general public has the slightest clue as to what goes on in these prisons. This book is a terrific starting point for anyone hoping to understand corrections. I love the humor and stories in the book. Over 25 years in law enforcement and this is the most realistic book about prison I have ever read. Paul G., retired Correctional Officer. Prison Guard Talk is the fictionalized memoir of Dusty Beach, a former correctional officer, sergeant, and lieutenant in the Department of Corrections. The book follows the fictional character Josiah Wilson, a correctional officer at a fictionalized prison. All instances herein is inspired from real life, and while dramatized, still contain information necessary to those interested in the Department of Corrections. If you are seriously considering taking the exam to become a correctional officer or are otherwise interested in joining the Department of Corrections, this book is a must. The chapters are geared to educate and inform you while simultaneously preparing you for the examination and oral interview. It is a powerful combination punch of learning and reinforcement. You will t find this type of material and information in this format anywhere else. The book includes a question and answer oral interview section. This is what one Department of Corrections cadet said, I interviewed for the correctional officer position-most of the questions were out of your book and spot on, but it was your insight or should I say the fictional character and insight of Josiah Wilson that saved the day...thanks! Don't step foot into a prison until you read this book-this is insight you won't find anywhere else. Through a fictionalized memoir of life as a corrections officer, understand the thinking of the Department of Corrections and prison politics. The joint can make you laugh and cry-experience the unique humor and flavor found at some of the toughest prisons in America. Peppered with insights and kwledge of the duties of a correctional officer, Prison Guard Talk includes the tips and tricks you need to kw to pass the correctional officer exam-including interview questions right from the playbook. Dusty Beach takes you on a journey down the rabbit hole into the soul of prison life, through a matrix of a world seldom seen, much less understood by people.