Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Finding Scout-Part 1

The Colorado State Penitentiary in Cañon City, Colorado is about what I expected.  A collection of squat stone buildings sprawling over 80 acres at the base of dusky low sagebrush hills.  There’s the full complement of security shacks, guard towers and walls with razor wire that a maximum security facility deserves.

I’m way overdressed for this hot, Indian Summer day, but I’ve put on clothes that follow the letter of the written regulations provided to me before my visit.   Actually, the regulations were more explicit about what NOT to wear:  no shorts,  miniskirts, or tank tops, no see-through clothing, nothing in any way revealing or, heaven forbid, seductive.

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