View Full Version : Is Trying To Get Into Protective Custody A Good Or Bad Thing?
12-19-2006, 03:11 AM
Whats going into protective custody mean and whats it like?
My man thinks he'd rather be in PC, but I'm not sure what that means exactly (I mean I do have an idea). Is it better there?
12-19-2006, 07:03 AM
Depends on the facility. I have seen where guys getting close to getting out want to go in there so no one can pick a fight or do something to add time. Have you asked him why he wants to do that? Is he having problems with other inmates, or are their too many temptations - gambling, drugs, etc. *shrug* I would ask him.
12-19-2006, 05:53 PM
Yeah, he says he wants to get away from the B***S***!, and he wants his own cell.
I just found out today that he can't get into PC, it has to be something real serious to get in.
12-19-2006, 06:00 PM
there is something a little off about wanting to PC up voluntarily... usually no one PC's up unless they are fixing to get out very soon, or they are in trouble??? one time when i was vivising him in Florence, they had someone from their own PC up and he was wondering what the repercussions would be, as he explained to me it's not a good thing... once you have PC'd up it is really hard to go back into general population.. when they are getting out of a gang they also get put into PC in Arizona... hope he is okay and all is well with him and you.... Best of luck & merry Christmas
12-19-2006, 06:02 PM
Protective custody is just what it says...you need protection from something or someone. Some high-profile child molesters are there. I also experienced alot of males that maybe couldn't fend for themselves in prison in there, kinda like sissy boys or gays. Also, you may find someone there that would be in the same facility that couldn't be in general population because they have an enemy there. Someone who owes alot of gambling debts and might get beat up or killed, etc. There are alot of reasons one could be in protection, if this helps at all.
12-19-2006, 06:04 PM
yeah, they denied his request so he's going back to gen. pop.
12-19-2006, 06:41 PM
I don't think I can add anything that has not been said. The prison I worked at, the only time I ever seen anyone catch PC is if they were close to going home or if they owed someone money and were at risk because they couldn't pay up.
I hope that everything is gonna be okay with him. Talk to him and if you think it is serious then you should contact someone at the facility.
12-19-2006, 06:51 PM
I've herd of it, and read about it on the Federal Prison site? Intresting, because I wonder how its like for them too. I know that Salutary, can be a means of protective custody for inmates...
05-20-2008, 03:55 AM
It's usually bad.
There are many reasons for wanting protective custody, and none of the qualifying reasons are good. To be granted protective custody, he would have to show a credible and immediate threat to his life. This means he would have to name names, and explain the circumstances.
This would also brand him as a PC, or worse a snitch. If he just wants his own cell it won't happen permanently. He can go into detention for short periods, but that's about it.
If he does have a credible threat to his life, he should request it. It's just a very sticky situation to have the PC jacket on him for just wanting to be alone.
06-05-2008, 12:45 AM
Wow looking at the date on the o.p.'s thread....you brought that one back from almost 2 years ago.....interesting. Yes, I agree PCing up is never a good thing.
06-05-2008, 03:28 AM
Why does an inmate go to to pc because he/she is close to gate-time? What does this mean, exactly?
06-05-2008, 01:42 PM
Gate time= getting out
PCing up is a decision that guys and gals make because they get their selves in a drug debt, gambling debt or a personal issue that they dont want to or cant handle. The Inmate has to go to the Yard office or tell a CO that he is in danger and they are REQUIRED to give that person protection. ie. protective custody. ADC does not want blood on there hands if they put that person back on the yard and something happens to them. Its a lousy choice to make because you will be eventually moved somewhere and put back into General population and guaranteed someone will recognize you and then your really in trouble. Looking over your shoulder all the time cant be fun
06-30-2008, 11:39 PM
My honey is trying to get into protective custody. From what I understand some years ago, he was involved in a gang and when they told him they wanted him to kill somebody he wanted out. The gang considered it treason and issued a kill on sight order for him. He isn't a sissy by any means, at 6'5" and 250 lbs he can hold his own, but when he was in general population he was fighting 3-4 guys on a daily basis. He has been trying to get into permanent segregation since 2006.
I know a lot of you say it's a bad thing, and maybe this is just the overly worried girlfriend coming out of me, but I hope he's able to get into PC, at least there I know he's safer there than GP
07-02-2008, 01:17 AM
PC up is not a good thing. for one, i understand a mans frustration to get away from it all. but PCing up isnt one.
The thing is. they go up to the Admin building or tell a guard, he fears for his life. he is immediately escorted to a cell by himself from what i can tell.
They do some investigation (generally involving that inmate snitching, saying something here or there) and they deny the request, throwing him to the wolves. now having to explain why he did a lateral move.. 3 yard to a 3 yard (you shouldnt leave a yard generally, except when you go up in level or Down in level) its a telltale sign from our standpoint. Then hes in a lot more trouble then he was when he left.
Protective Custody is a better option for heavy political heads. who will be in grave danger if they renounced, snitched, etc. from my understanding. they are the only ones that get in. and they have there own yards.
07-02-2008, 02:33 AM
Sometim they pc just cuz they are tired of all the bullshit that goes along with being on the main line... The inmates have their own rules in there that they have to follow and if you dont follow there are consequences that they have to face with the other inmates. Sometimes they just wanna do their own time by themselves and not have to deal with all the politics it doesnt always necessarily mean they did somethin bad... I know your man was denied but for future references...
07-02-2008, 08:50 AM
I have heard that only 3 percent of all inmates who ask to be in PS even get in there. So, it seems it would take a lot more than just being tired of the BS on the main line to get one of the few available spots?
07-02-2008, 02:37 PM
From what I have heard it is hard to get into P.C. You can not just say." hey! I fear for my life" and that is it. If it was that easy so many more people would be in P.S. There are people in there whose life are in danger not because of drugs or debt.
12-12-2008, 10:26 AM
Protective custody is just what it says...you need protection from something or someone. Some high-profile child molesters are there. I also experienced alot of males that maybe couldn't fend for themselves in prison in there, kinda like sissy boys or gays. Also, you may find someone there that would be in the same facility that couldn't be in general population because they have an enemy there. Someone who owes alot of gambling debts and might get beat up or killed, etc. There are alot of reasons one could be in protection, if this helps at all. I remember if someone wanted you hurt, PC was useless. But that was a long time ago too.
I have witnessed some people straighten up after a good beating or two. Often it's the only thing that catches their attention.