A common bond: Hancock County jailer Andrew Comley (left) talks with inmate William Ross. Comley started at the jail as chaplain in January 2011. Ross credits Comley with helping him reconnect with his religion. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
Shifting focus: Jailer Andrew Comley (left) distributes lunch trays at Hancock County Jail. Comley said his transition from chaplain to jailer was not initially well-received by the inmates. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — When it came to showing inmates at the Hancock County Jail the way they ought to be living, Andrew Comley used to show up to work armed with nothing more than a good attitude and a Bible.
Today, he arrives for his shift at the jail toting weapons of a different sort – the kind that come attached to a gun belt.