the beds are thin and do not have much padding. there is nothing luxurious about the bedding. you might not get a pillow either. what i used to do was to collect several rolls of toilet paper and put them inside a towel to use as a pillow. there is heat is all facilities but many state prisons do NOT have air conditioning - especially bad in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Arizona during the summer
it depends what type of person you are and how much time you are facing. is it months or is it years? where is it going to be served? resubmit your question with some more details about your situation.
You miss the freedom to do most any everyday chore. Starting with the morning wake-up, they turn the lights on at 6am. There is a set time to each, set time to shower, set time to have recreation... it's like you are a kindergarten child being led through the day completely supervised. You miss having sex, being able to talk to your loved ones whenever you want, you miss their life as you only hear about it. Also, taking a shower...Read more
of course, the loneliness is overwhelming sometimes. actually incarceration feels like you died but you are watching your life continue without you in it - seeing those on the outside go on with their lives and you are stuck in an ever-repeating day like the movie "Groundhog Day". Nothing really changes inside except the calander one day at a time.
This depends on the facility, the population limits and security level of the inmate. In most cases there are two-men to a cell. We have seen overcrowding where there are four men to a cell, where two of them sleep on the floor.
Yes, they are sold at the commissary or maybe acquired from another inmate that is leaving, or has more than one. They will barter the radio for commissary items of a specific value. It could be packets of tuna or ramen noodles, everything has a value.
if someone is locked up are they supposed to make calls to someone who has felonies and a warrant in another state?
no, that is a bad idea
My son is serving 3 wks in the county jail and being treated like a dog, not going in detail what he supposing did but it's still no reason to be treated this way , why is that ? Also told me they hardly eat, the other day his meal was rice , peas, and a roll . No meat at all . Why ??
THREE WEEKS!! Wow, and they are being mean? And he doesn't like the food?? Our advice is stop screwing up to the point where you end up in jail (jail, not prison YET). In three weeks he can decide if he likes being a tough guy and breaking the law, or if wants to grow up and act responsibly. Don't blame the jail, it's not a hotel.
I am going to be sentenced within a year for a second DUI. Is there anything I can wear upon arrival that I can wear while I am there vs. jail clothing? Can I come in with money for commissary? Thank you-
Do you know where you are going to do your time? Every institution has their own rules for inmate clothing. Most places will make you buy extra things from their commissary. There are some that allow family to send in underwear and jeans. Once we know where you're going we can help you much more. Don't sweat it, one year might seem like a long time right now, but it is not going to seem like much when you're finished....Read more
It's a big facility that is run by the Sheriff of East Carroll Parish. The low-security facility expanded the total operational capacity to 1340 beds. It currently houses offenders for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections as well as pre-conviction offenders for local parish and municipal agencies. The inmates get to spend a lot of time outside.