...officers bringing in drugs, female officers having sex with inmates, inmates masturbating off of female officers, gangs extorting inmates to use the prison phone, inmates shooting rice, playing poker, playing tunk, betting on football games, basketball games, baseball.
Prison Writers Staff2021-03-24T14:46:04-04:00Daily Survival, Going to Prison, Violence & Corruption|
Most people join gangs just to be accepted or needed. Or they want the feeling that they’re someone important. Or they want to be a part of something because they really had no real friends growing up.
We face pure uncut racism everyday we wake up. We deal with these correctional officers every day, many of us trying to respect them, knowing deep down in our hearts that they don't like blacks. They haven't even been around a lot of black people before. There are little subtle things they do.
I’m a repeat offender. This is my 4th time in penitentiary. I’m the “poster child” for getting out of prison. First time I was 17 years old. I did four years. My 2nd time I was 22 and I did 3 years. Third time I was 25 and I did 9 years. Now I’m 37 and I’m serving a 30-year sentence.
In the prison where I'm currently located, the River North Correctional Center in Independence, Virginia, everything is shut down. Inmates aren't allowed to travel to the chow hall, and only one tier at a time is mandated to wear a [...]