JM: How many different blocks were there? Rick: The were cellblocks. The north and east were the
living units. West and south blocks were
reception and death row.
JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they? Rick: In the north block they called the wings Alpine,
Badger, Donner and Carson after the passes.
JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks? Rick: Anyone over ten years they put you right in
Carson because they figure you have an attitude
like you don't give a shit. Everybody else went
to Alpine or Badger. Donner was the hole.
JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks? Rick: Nicest thing was that after about 10pm the
convicts would take charge and we shut down and
stop yelling so people could go to sleep. If you
didn't submit then the next morning you get beat
The worst thing is that it's one of the filthest
prisons I've ever been in.