I Was a Corrections Officer. The Initiation Was Messed Up.

The author of ‘Barker House’ on his time working in a New Hampshire jail

WWe’re standing in the sally port, 11 cadets, and even though just four weeks ago we were strangers, we’ve bonded. Team-building exercises did it: assembling Legos together while blindfolded, sweaty PT drills, communal showers, Friday night…