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? Albert: TRY NOT TO GO, THEY REAT YOU REALLY BAD IN THERE. 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? Albert: TRY AND LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES. AND DONT GO IN
THERE. 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
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.