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Lockup: Inspection Day
It's Friday, inspection day at the Falkenburg Road Jail. Capt. Tom Bliss takes a few seconds to playfully shad-owbox Anthony Sanchez as the 22-year-old inmate exercises in a jail rec yard. "Work comes first," Bliss says, "but who says you can't have fun doing it." On this day, Bliss awards weekend tele-vision privileges to inmates who keep the cleanest living areas.Winners watch multiple broadcast chan-nels Friday night through Sunday, a week-end full of cheesy movies, WWF wrestling, NASCAR, sitcoms, basketball and baseball. Losers are stuck with two public broad-casting stations. Runnersup get privileges Saturday night through Sunday.Bliss, 52, is a self-proclaimed stickler for detail. He looks for dust bunnies in corners, on ledges, next to beds, behind washers and dryers.Inmates and detention deputies some-times follow him, asking his opinion, and so he tells them how to tackle dirt. "Don't let the edges and the corners build up on you. If you take care of the little things, then the big things take care of themselves."
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