Contraband: Mini bow-and-arrow from pen
Corrections staff who have family that listen to them are very fortunate. Not only is this a release from the pressures of the job, the empathy is refreshing. I have family members who not only listen to me about contraband control; they take it a step farther. Sometimes they make weapons out of common items for my assessment.
In fact, the following is based on my wife saying, “Look what I made! I saw it on Pinterest.” The post was a tribute to school days and funny things that students make. She saw that this was more than a student’s diversion. This could be a threat in a corrections setting.
She showed me a mini bow and arrow made of an altered standard pen and a rubber band. The ink insert served as the arrow.