C. O. (Correction Officer)
george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri Jun 11 02:17:14 UTC 2004
This is an initialism that isn't in HDAS. From a story in the NYTimes, Sunday, June 6, 2004, "City" section, p. 4, col. 4, a narrative by Daryl Letsome, a retired guard at the jail on Riker's Island.
"As a correction officer, you have to know how to interact with the inmates. The inmates are dependent on the guards. "C. O., can I get into my cell?" "C. O., can I use the phone?" They have no other alternative."
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.
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