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Closing Advice

Interview with Albert, Keith, Jon, Innocent17, Taz, Will, James and Borata

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Keith: Make sure they have money on their books and write/visit often.
Jon: Early release is always a possibility. Someone should call the jail everyday to check in on this and the inmates status. This is not a fun place, as it shouldn't be. It is a long process full of doubt, but the jails are so full that they can't keep anyone for their full sentence. You can send unopened, brand new books, this would be good to have to pass the time. If you surrender, come in with warm clothes, the holding cells are cold and you stay in these cells for hours. Get a calling card and memorize the number. The guards are there to protect inmates and keep order. The scariest part is the uncertainty of everything. Just try to keep a level head and you will get through it unscathed and you will be released sooner than you think.
Innocent17: Try not to make any waves. Be a man though. My last night, the dorm bitch was being raped repeatedly by the southsiders. There was nothing anyone could or would do. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. SHOW NO FEAR. Be prepared to be pushed but push back when pushed. Don't be the one to start a fight. FOLLOW THE RULES. Don't admit to having 3way calling at home, just say you don't have it. THE GUARDS ARE THE MOST LOWDOWN, FUCKED UP PIECES OF SHIT. Unfortunately, they are the main authority. once gain, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, this means no snitching or looking when shit is going down. Be real, be courteous and remember, nighttime is a scary place in county.
Taz: Keep to yourself, don't trust anyone, if confronted be a man stand up even if your afraid. If you show any weakness it's going to be bad for you.
Will: The cops there are known to be very aggressive if you are defiant and don't like to listen. They will force you to listen. Tell them to stay strong and think about how they're going to do things differently when they get out
James: its dangerous, unfair, racist, boring, lonely, depressing, waste of time, stressful, negative, dirty, contagious, and a whole lot of evil things go on, im not going to say that everyone in there is bad but a lot of people are.

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Borata: I had $50 bucks! Where is it!!!!!!!!
Keith: Have fun.
Taz: same as above
Will: To stay busy by reading books and working out. Keep to yourself and try not to say something that will potentially offend them. Never disobey any rules because the correctional officers can be aggressive
James: the only advice I have is to get a book, read the book, study something that will benefit yourself once you get out. stay to your self mind your own business.

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Taz: Served time at CMC. California Men's Colony Prison in San Luis Obispo, CA
Will: Del Ano State Prison
James: san bernadino county jail, north kern state prison, cmc state prison.

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