Senior Civics Classes Set To Attend Jail Tour

Erica Vandall, Staff Reporter

LCHS’s senior civics classes will be attending the Central Regional Jail on May 4th, 7th, and 11th. Teacher’s leading the trip are Mr. Pickens and Ms. McAbee.

“Jail isn’t always what is seems or as it is portrayed in movies or on TV. Students get to tour the facility and see how a prison operates.” said Pickens.

The buses are set to depart at 11:20 each day and lunch will be eaten before arrival at the jail.

“The students will observe the inmates within their cells and designated areas. They will see the inmate’s daily routines. The tour will include visiting the command tower, jail cells, kitchen, infirmary, classrooms, and the free time area, or gym outside courtyard.” said Pickens.

To wrap up the interview with Mr. Pickens, we asked him one final question.

What do you hope students will take away from the tour?

“This field trip opens the eyes of the students to see what really takes place in “Jail”. Hopefully it depicts the consequences of breaking a law or committing a crime.” said Pickens.

At the end of the tour, students are also offered an internship and interview to work at the jail on spot.