TULSA - The David L. Moss Detention Center is so overcrowded many of the officers are on guard every shift.
"The more people you have, it gets really stressful," detention officer Chris Inthasone said.
Many on staff work for 12 hours a day without a gun or taser to protect them. Some also work in the most dangerous pods at the jail.
"We had to prepare ourselves and keep ourselves on edge," Inthasone said.
Like most detention officers, Inthasone is forced to rely on his training to handle the inmates. He says one mistake can put your life at risk.
"I can't get too relaxed you can say. Working here, if you get too relaxed, inmates would take advantage of you," Inthasone said.
Most of the officers 2NEWS spoke with say working at the Tulsa County jail is not without its problems, but say working there is a rewarding challenge.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office and the David L Moss Criminal Justice Center is celebrating "National Correctional Officer's Week." It's a time when detention officers are honored for their service.
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