This prison officer goes out of his way to make things unpleasant for the convicts, spitting in food, beating people without provocation, being racist, and reporting people for trivial breaches of the rules, as a result, most of the prisoners would be happy if he were murdered.
A stickler for the prison rules, but much fairer in enforcing them then Mr Nasty and therefore he is not as despised and hated. He still has to be careful and watch his back as many convicts have suffered at his hands. One of those prison officers who has spent most of his life in the job.
For a price, this corrupt prison officer will make things more bearable for the convicts in small and not so small ways, smuggling letters out and smuggling letters, drugs, mobile phones and even knives in. He draws the line at anything that will lead to one of his fellow officers being killed or hurt, however.
This prison officer is near retirement and really does not want to end up being murdered on the job, so he has a largely live and let live attitude. As long as the convicts are not caught blatantly breaking the more important prison rules, he will overlook what they do. Some of the convicts privately like him, although they are careful not to show it openly.
One of the strongest people in the prison, he is the one called to deal with particularly dangerous convicts. As long as the convicts are not armed, he will take off his badge, put down his baton and deal with them informally without having them given more prison time afterwards. Another of the officers that is respected if not much liked by the convicts.
6-Mr Daily Mail
Unpopular with the convicts and the vast majority of his fellow officers alike, Mr Daily Mail constantly whinges about how things used to be back when there was the whip and the darkroom to punish convicts with. Yet when there is serious trouble he is normally the last officer to come to the scene, by which time the trouble is over. One or two officers privately wish that he would get hurt.
The officer called upon to hang convicts that have been sentenced to death, Mr Hangman takes pride in the speed of his deadly work. A firm believer in capital punishment, he wishes that it applied to more offences other then murder and high treason. On the scaffold he wears a black mask as he is superstitious and thinks that this way the ghosts of his victims will not know whom to haunt.
Somebody who will tell jokes and chat with fellow officers and convicts alike, he tries to keep people happy and thinks that most convicts can be reformed, much to the disgust of Mr Daily Mail who thinks that he is too friendly with the convicts. On the great festival days it is he who insists that the prison is decorated and that the convicts have decent festival food. Most convicts like him and can talk with him without being suspected by other convicts of being informers.
A lover of animals, his main job is to look after Old Red, the prisons tracker dog that has tracked down many would be escapees. He does not have much contact with the convicts so they have no great dislike of him, but several of them, those who escaped and were recaptured, would poison Old Red if they could get away with it. He loves Old Red as if he were a son.
Whilst he is all right towards most white convicts, he has a hatred for convicts without white skins and goes out of his way to make their lives hell, whispering racist slurs to them. The Governor would sack him if he could prove it, but the other officers cover up for him.
On the surface, a good prison officer who can control people without brutality. He does seem to have a great hatred of sex offenders, but then so do most people. When off duty he likes to find young runaway girls who have noone to turn to, and then beat and rape them, confident that he will never get caught and brought to justice for his crimes.
His fellow officers would be horrified and furious if they discovered that this seemingly friendly and competent officer was in fact an undercover journalist who
Has been secretly taping and filming them for weeks as part of an exposé on the state of the countrys prison system.
He used to be a competent officer until somebody sent him a package with a live Silverspider inside and he reached inside and got a bite on his hand. Since then he has been addicted to the venom, and the person who got him hooked sells it to him in small tubes in return for money or confidential information. Sooner or later someone will notice the damage from his drug abuse.
The prison doctor, he has saved the lives of several convicts after secret knife fights or suicide attempts, and he has treated a few officers too. He suspects that something is wrong with Mr Drugged but wants to be certain before he informs the Governor of his suspicions.
This prison officer actually enjoys when a riot or an escape attempt is taking place, because he finds life otherwise almost as boring as the convicts do. He knows that his fellow officers do not feel the same way, so he keeps his feelings to himself.
This officer has a nice personality but in the view of the Surgeon he is far too fat for his job and should either resign or go on a diet. He finds it hard to run to trouble, and by the time he gets there he is often too out of breath to do anything. The convicts think this is really funny.
This officer secretly and illegally moonlights as a barman in a pub where criminals and organized crime figures often hang out. If they were ever to discover that he was a prison officer he might well end up dead or at least very badly hurt.
This officer dreams of being a rich nobleman and travelling all over the country. However, he does not let his dreams get in the way of his job and is always there when needed.
Neither the first nor the last on the scene at any violent incident, he does his work well but not so well that the others with him seem to be working badly compared to him. As a result he has several friends amongst the staff, whilst the convicts dislike him but no more then they dislike the majority of the staff.
This officer joined the prison staff to sabotage the prison from the inside. He is actively aiding the escape of a notorious gangster by smuggling keys to him, and even worse, he has found out where three of his fellow officers live and is planning to give their addresses to the criminals that he is secretly serving so that they can be murdered in their own homes.
One of those who do everything by the book. Whilst he will bust convicts for the slightest breach of the prison rules, he refrains from meting out any violent unofficial punishments so the convicts have a grudging respect for him despite hating his guts.
Twenty years ago he was sentenced to a long prison term for armed robbery. Once inside he turned his back on his criminal friends and became a prison trusty, making tea for the officers and helping in the running of the prison. After he saved the Governor from being murdered by a convict with a knife, he was paroled but turned up the next day at the gates wanting a job. Knowing that if it were not for him he would have been murdered, the Governor hired him on the spot. He is despised by nearly every inmate in the prison for switching sides.
He is one of those who patrols the womens wing and likes touching up female convicts and, if they consent (and some, with no other chance of making love to a man until their sentences are up, do) he likes making secret love to them in their cells. He, unlike Mr Dark, is no rapist.
Today is his first day on the job, and if he is not careful, he could get hurt. He has no real idea, which convicts are really dangerous and which can be pushed around with impunity, and could end up trying to push around the wrong one. He overestimates his own strength and does not sense the danger he could end up in.
One of those people who thinks he is always right and that traditions decades old
can be changed by him, he hassles the Governor with ideas to change things, thinking that changes are needed to rehabilitate the convicts better. The Governor is on the verge of telling him to shut up and do his work like the others or face being fired.
The shop steward of the Prison Officers Association, this officer will not hesitate to call his fellow officers out on strike if he feels that they are underpaid or badly treated by the Governor. The Governor hates him but there is nothing he can do, as if he tries to sack him everyone else will stage a walkout. For his part Mr Union makes sure that he stays within the law and does not cause trouble needlessly.
He falls asleep on watch, fails to lock doors at times, lets convicts look too long at his keys meaning that they might copy them in the prison workshop later. He has not been sacked because the other officers have covered up for him so far as he is after all one of them, but they are getting tired of it. Mr Union has told him privately to shape up or ship out.
He is convinced that all the convicts are trying to escape and checks the bars, walls, gym equipment by tapping them with his baton. Very unpopular with the convicts as he conducts regular on the spot inspections of their cells and often uncovers their contraband or hooch and has them marched off to the punishment block. Even his fellow officers think that he should chill out a bit.
His great talent is in doing paperwork and in making sure that it gets to the right people at the right time. He has also saved his fellow officers money legally by doing their tax returns, making himself well liked. After several years in the prison service he has become the Governors deputy and carries out many of the Governors tasks for him.
As a prison officer for forty years and the Governor of The Paul and Peter Fortress for the last ten of them, he has witnessed riots, an escape or two, over a hundred executions and a score of prison suicides. He cares about keeping the Fortress stable more then anything in his life. Convicts came and go, but the Fortress remains unchanging and he likes it that way.