Yeah, it's tough. On one hand we all see young men (who are smart enough to know better) get caught up in this cycle, and you want to smack em silly. On the other hand, it's really all they know I guess. It's a slave culture, and probably a worse slave culture than actual slavery.However, I've had many a discussion with inmates and there are some, and a lot of them gang bangers, who are much smarter than to be where they are. I talked to this one kid for over an hour one night and in the end I, hopefully, had him convinced that he should follow another path. He was smart. Way too smart to be gang banging. But I'm afraid that once he gets out, he'll go back to the hood and fall into the same garbage.
I watch it when I work Mid-Shifts back home. It's an interesting show.
When I was first released I felt that there was a chasnce I would go back. I often broke parole by going out of my area without permission. Even had to run from the cops once as a result. I have really straightened up since though. And now that I have Deeanna I do not want to even tempt fate and have her lose the only person who has ever promised to be by her no matter what.
I've watched this a time or two. I don't really care to watch for long though,
sometimes I'll be flipping around and will stop on it for a few minutes if I run
across it. To me it's not so much depressing as it is irritating to me. I'd not be
a good corrections officer. I'd want to open up and mow the mouthy ones down.
A lot of the inmates they show are just pure human waste and don't deserve to
be housed and fed on my tax dollar. They need to be terminated like you would
a rabid dog. The death penalty is grosely underutilized in my opinion.
The show I really like to watch is Gang Wars. I like the way they present the
origins and roots of how the particular gang got started and the history of how
it developed and grew. Then the way undercover law enforcement infiltrates
them. I like that show better, I guess due to the investigative aspect rather than
the prision life after they are convicted.
Prison inmates are no different than any other scumbag on the street. They tend to talk a good game knowing that if a law enforcement officer removes a few teeth, the scumbag is going to get rich and the cop is going to be unemployed. However, I handle the smart asses differently. I don't get violent. Nope. I shake my head at them and tell them to gas up(go away). Then that's about the time I take my fat ass out of my chair and do my required cell searches. Of course Mr. Smart Ass' cell is the first one that gets searched. His stuff, nothing happens. His bunk goes untouched and his locker remains the same way he left it. His bunkie's stuff gets trashed. I swag the fuck out of them(Speedy, feel free to define the term swag), throw their mattress on the floor, dump everything in his locker on the now empty bunk. I do the same with the cells flanking the smart ass' cell.
Another of my favorite pastimes is when inmates decide to be cell gangsters. I pick 3 cells at random in the relative direction where the comments were coming from and toss those cells. When the inmates who's cells were tossed ask me why, I tell them because someone was talking trash and it may not have been them but they know who it was and if it keeps up, everybody wears it. The bullshit usually stops.
Now, if I catch an inmate in a cell where they don't belong, this is what I do.(And this hasn't been challenged yet)I would have the door locked out, call my sergeant(when you call for the sergeant to report to the unit, it usually means someone is going to lockup), and when the sarge and troops got there, I'd tell the sarge that while walking the tier, I look in this cell and saw that this particular inmate didn't belong in this cell and not only was he in the wrong cell, but he was on his knees with the other inmates penis in his hand. Believe me, both end up going to lock up. Speedy can attest that this is a label the inmate does not want.
So you have a problem with an inmate and instead of handling it like an adult, you act like a fucking dick. This is the shit that's going to get a prison guard stabbed in the throat by someone you fucked with and has nothing to lose... And you'll wonder why he went crazy and give your "sincere condolences" to his or her family.
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