Mercer County Commissioner John Bruns, in the background, plays cards with fellow inmates including Matt Walker, at left, during their stay at the detention center. Corrections officers used the 24-hour stay as a training session before "real" inmates arrive Feb. 28. They are among 24 "practice" inmates who participated in the first of two rehearsals taking place in February.
The heavy door closes with a clank, leaving freedom and creature comforts on the other side for 24 people chosen as practice inmates at the new Mercer County Adult Detention Center. [More