I was receiving federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Grants to finance my education after the first year of school at ST. Anselm's college. I had the opportunity to erase this student debt by working in the law enforcement field.
One of my instructors was the Superintendent at the NH State Industrial School. I asked for his assistance in getting a job to pay off my loans. He helped my get this job.
This institution was the only juvenile detention facility for the entire State of New Hampshire. I was hired as the Transportation officer.
I transported the inmates to their outside appointments. I worked as a substitute guard in every building in the complex. This job gave me a detailed look at working in a prison setting.
The experience was a valuable learning lesson. Most of the students sentenced were there due to bad parenting. Students came with few skills and left with virtually no education or work skills for their years in incarceration. Very few students received visitors at all. The students were destined to fail.
In most housing units the older students were relied on to keep the place running. Sexual assault was routine and the staff did nothing to bring any predator to justice. It was a place of organized child abuse.
My cousin, the predator Priest, was the Chaplain for years. The Church paid numerous students for the abuse by this low life.
The worst mistake of my life was not reporting his proclivity for sexually assaulting young boys. I hope my Foundation has begun to compensate for this failure on my part.