Thanks for your reply. I work for the state, not a private prison. Luckily, I only work for a minimum security unit so I don't have to worry about many of the things that your family did. I am qualified to work for a sheriff's office or police department but I want totally out of that line of work. I'm tired of dealing with the "scum of the earth". I do know that I need to have something else set up before I leave this one. My brother used to work at a feed lot and I know that they are always looking for good help. Also, I don't think the cattle business is going anywhere because people won't stop eating steaks and hamburger so I am hoping that job will be a fairly secure one. As for the pay, I know that it will be a good size cut but living expenses where I want to go are about 1/3 of what I pay now. Instead of 800 for rent, you can find 250. Also, the lot might have homes on site for less than that but I won't know until I talk to them.