View Full Version : 23 hours a day - How do you cope?

09-22-2004, 12:35 PM
I'm due to self-surrender early next month for an 18 month sentence, at metro state Atlanta.

The thing that scares me the most is being locked in a small cell 23 hours a day.

How do you cope with that?

I can face up to the other deprivations, humiliation, violence, but i don't think i can cope with seeing those 4 walls for such a long time.

Can anyone tell me how they coped

09-23-2004, 04:48 AM
Why will you be locked down 23 hours a day?

10-10-2004, 06:06 AM
Does anyone know how long inmates are locked up for in county jails during the day? Is there time out of cells for exercise, showers, etc?

10-10-2004, 04:21 PM

i have to ask, too, why will you be locked in a small cell 23 hours a day?

10-10-2004, 04:26 PM
I have been to a few county jails here. you are allowed out for most of the day you usally have 30 min between shift changes, and about a hour after lunch and dinner in which you are in lockdown in your cell . and then a set lockdown at night...if this is somewhere similar where you are going to i hope this helps. i dont quite understand how you came under the impression that you would be locked down 23 hours a day. please explain