Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!

Go Back   Prison Talk > FOR "OFFENDERS" > Headed to Prison
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Headed to Prison Dedicated to those who are facing incarceration. What to expect; what you can do to prepare; Q&A's; support.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-26-2015, 03:35 AM
texasjustice1 texasjustice1 is offline
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: texas
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default How rough will it be for a Sex Offender in Prison

Let me sum up the last 15 years in a few sentences. I was arrested for date rape in 2001 and spent 6 months in county and then took a deal and was released on 10 year probation + SO registration. I was able to get a Writ of Habeus Corpus in 2010 and a new trial granted by a miracle.

I will not take a plea deal again unless it is for a non sex offender crime. But i am expecting 2-20 in Texas, as a sex offender if found guilty this second time around by a Jury. I figure the Jury will be harsh in texas for date rape. I have heard sex offenders do not fair well in prison. Is it true that no one will believe me, that it was a crazy ex-girlfriend. Are there a lot of guys like me in jail. Will everyone assume im a chester? I had no problems in jail, is it gonna be anything like jail
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to texasjustice1 For This Useful Post:
Bruce DeMolli (01-10-2019)
Sponsored Links
Old 01-26-2015, 09:41 AM
fbopnomore fbopnomore is online now
Site Moderator

PTO Site Moderator Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 27,638
Thanks: 42,909
Thanked 20,713 Times in 12,029 Posts

Most times "one size fits everybody" as far as sex offenders go. Keeping your business to yourself is the best solution, and only try to explain what actually happened after somebody else finds out your charges (expect that they eventually will too). There are large numbers of SOs in prison, hands on, hands off, whatever, but getting other inmates to recognize the differences is usually impossible, everyone is a "baby raper". If you can develop a group of friends, that will help to minimize any problems you might encounter from the "my felony is better than your felony" vigilantes.

Since there are so many SOs in prison now, many prisons reduce trouble by assigning high concentrations of SOs to the same prison, and more is definitely better. Inmate etiquette, how you interact with the other inmates and staff, is still the biggest factor in how you will be treated in return. Avoid the problem prisoners and staff members as much as possible. Here is a helpful link.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fbopnomore For This Useful Post:
Bruce DeMolli (01-10-2019)
Old 01-26-2015, 11:09 AM
Sammy's Girl's Avatar
Sammy's Girl Sammy's Girl is offline
My ❤ is in Cali Moderator

Pumpkin Hunt Participant 2014 

Donation Award 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,371
Thanks: 384
Thanked 963 Times in 658 Posts

A lot of it is how you conduct yourself. Like fbopnomore said, many prisons tend to try to put SO's together for their safety. I know that is how it was at my ex-husband's prison.

That being said, you may get tested. My ex was not willing to fight, so he paid extortion for 2 years until he was moved to the honor dorm. I felt no sympathy, as he had molested my young daughter for over 6 years.
CDCr kicked him out of the SHU, YAY!!!
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Sammy's Girl For This Useful Post:
Bruce DeMolli (01-10-2019), fbopnomore (01-26-2015), Peppermoose (04-21-2015), tr4pst4rs (01-13-2019)
Old 01-26-2015, 01:35 PM
Nickel Timer's Avatar
Nickel Timer Nickel Timer is offline
Off-Paper Since 2009
Donation Award 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 1,872
Thanks: 1,401
Thanked 3,101 Times in 1,199 Posts

Yeah, a lot of it is going to depend on where you are housed. Even many jails now throw accused sex offenders in special tanks/pods, along with informants/state-witnesses, so they are somewhat protected from general population.

But especially when you first get to a new prison, before you are classified, you will probably be mixing and mingling with everyone. Best to try to keep a low profile until you can get a feel for how other people in your housing area feel about sex offenders in general before you volunteer too much.

It's been said that as many as 50% of all convicts have been sexually abused as children, so understandably there is little tolerance for that sort of offense by those who don't like to be reminded of their own victimization. Men, especially, are taught to always be strong and stand up for themselves. Most don't like to be reminded of moments in their life when they were most weak and vulnerable.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Nickel Timer For This Useful Post:
Bruce DeMolli (01-10-2019), tr4pst4rs (01-13-2019)
Old 02-21-2015, 02:45 AM
Vrax Vrax is offline
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6
Thanks: 5
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

Ive been there myself, and I agree with what everyone else has said. Keep your head down and try to get on an honor dorm or somewhere else where fucking up fucks up your privledges and release date. They tend to be a lot less trouble for everyone in them, regardless of charge.

In a lot of ways prison will be easier for them than once they get out.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Vrax For This Useful Post:
Bruce DeMolli (01-10-2019)
Old 02-26-2015, 11:51 AM
Jameyson1972's Avatar
Jameyson1972 Jameyson1972 is offline
Reformed Ex-Felon

Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Whittier, CA United States
Posts: 31
Thanks: 12
Thanked 105 Times in 18 Posts

You're in Texas and if you end up in a Texas prison, you're fortunate. I say "fortunate" because, while going to prison is never fortunate, Texas is pretty good at ensuring that other prisoners don't know why you're there. So as long as you keep your mouth shut, you'll be all right.

You might consider also requesting Safe Keeping when/if you go in. Texas has a pretty good system for protecting inmates who are either highly susceptible to victimization, or have been convicted for unpopular crimes.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jameyson1972 For This Useful Post:
Bruce DeMolli (01-10-2019)
Old 02-26-2015, 02:50 PM
DonnysWmn's Avatar
DonnysWmn DonnysWmn is offline
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 622
Thanks: 11
Thanked 433 Times in 234 Posts

In New York to hang out with a certain table they will want to see your papers on why you're in prison . If you refuse it's a given that you're a SO . You're not separated unless you ask to be separated or they deem so for your safety.
There is love and loyalty, nothing in between.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DonnysWmn For This Useful Post:
Peppermoose (04-21-2015)
Old 01-11-2019, 11:13 AM
Bikerguy Bikerguy is online now
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 66
Thanks: 8
Thanked 203 Times in 57 Posts

I am a correctional officer.

We have a lot of SOs in my prison. For the most part they are left alone. They usually hang out together, sit at particular tables, watch certain TVs etc. I know they have problems and some inmates will try and extort them for money or force them to do certain things for "protection", like clean their cells or common areas, things like that.

Don't get me wrong. SO do have a higher chance of being on the wrong end of a beat down. But in my joint usually they did something to deserve it. (at least in the eyes of the guy who beat them up) usually it involves some sort of lack of respect.

Every prison is different though and in some places SOs can't even get onto the yard without ether taking a beating (or worse) or being forced to "check in"
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Bikerguy For This Useful Post:
fbopnomore (01-11-2019), sidewalker (01-12-2019)
Old 01-12-2019, 10:36 AM
GaReform GaReform is online now
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 915
Thanks: 550
Thanked 1,582 Times in 628 Posts

My son was in general population but his conviction never came up. He kept his mouth shut & never asked anyone about their reason for being there. Maybe he was lucky but he was left alone. He wasn't friendly or unfriendly & was accepted. He talked to all different people & didn't hang out with any 1 person or group. People inside just want to get through their time. They don't need to be your friend.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GaReform For This Useful Post:
fbopnomore (01-12-2019)
Old 01-13-2019, 07:53 PM
tr4pst4rs's Avatar
tr4pst4rs tr4pst4rs is offline

Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: El Paso TEXAS
Posts: 10
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

well, from all the prisons i have been in, ALL SO's are regarded less of people. Even the homosexuals are regarded as people. As a past inmate, I avoided all SO's and Homosexuals. No1 cares the real reason for your charge or personality. In TX about 90% of inmates will not tolerate SO's in their housing area. I witnessed many get the very raw end of the stick. But thats life in TDCJ. There are some Units in TEXAS that house SafeKeeping and Protective Custody people. Best of luck to you. I know woman can be treacherous as well (not all) .
Reply With Quote


habeus corpus, retrial, sex offender

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Texas to allow prison weddings in person (offender to non offender only) dadzgrl76 Prison & Jail Wedding Information Central 0 11-18-2014 08:22 PM
How rough is the michael unit TX Prison fastdudez28 Texas Prison and Jail Specific Discussions + Lock Down Status 1 02-19-2011 08:52 PM
Rough Week at Polunsky Unit TX Prison ShoesHappen Texas Prison and Jail Specific Discussions + Lock Down Status 5 06-22-2010 01:21 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics