Chapter 2 Prisoner's Song
I opened the glass doors, walking briskly through the reception area, and in the staff only door. I made my way to my office, locking the door behind me. I sat behind my desk, turning on my PowerBook 170, and opening my emails. The first thing that popped up was an email from the Mayo Clinic, which was in my home-state of Minnesota. I started to read it, when I heard a rising thrum outside my prison cell overview window. I got up, and looked out the window, seeing all of the prisoners pounding in a rhythm against the steel bars of their cells.
Down on level one, I could see 10 guards in a circle around a prisoner and a fellow guard. The two were in fighting stances, circling each other slowly. In grim realization, I realized what was going on, I hurried out my door, back through the reception area, fumbling with my keys to unlock the cell block door. It took my a bit, but I finally put the right key in the