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Old 03-06-2009, 02:15 AM
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Default What kind of prison will I be in and a few other questions.

I'm 19 and getting charged with burglary and theft so the max sentence I can get is 18.5 years and the lowest sentance is probation. Their was no weapons or people hurt so would I get put in a minimum security prison since it was a nonviolent crime?

And how can I get my own TV in my cell? And how could I get a portable CD player and CD's and batters? And could I have magazines?

And can I choose to be in an isolation cell by my self? I don't want to be around any one and want my own cell and just have my food brought to me cause I ain't at all big I'm 5'9 and 140lbs so I will be easily beaten by any one plus 20% of inmates get raped and once they do they normally get raped at least 9 more times and the people who are scared, hesitant, shy, week are the ones who normally get raped and I'm all of that and to top it off look good so I don't want to be around any one. What I want is my own cell and a tv mainly and dont want to come out.

And I have panic attacks out of no wear anf for no reason so im getting on xanax to help. Once I'm in prison will I still be able to take it?

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Old 03-06-2009, 05:37 AM
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Hi, I felt I had to write to you. I have no answers for you because I live in Australia and I dont know the ins and outs of prison life over there. Has your lawyer given you any idea on what your sentence will likely be? that is such a huge gap, probation to 18 years. I hope for you and your family you dont get 18 years. When is court? How are you holding up?
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:26 AM
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It's a rough go. As someone of that age, you are most likely to be classified with others of the same age. Many of these guys are uneducated, raised on the street and have far too much energy and time on their hands. So, yeah, the younger guys have it hardest.

Your offense plays only a small role in how you will be classified (maximu, medium, minimum custody). The bigger issue is your security risk, threat of escape and conduct.

You don't CHOSE anything in prison. Not where you live. Not who you live with. Not what time you get up or go to bed. Not when you eat or what you eat. Not what you wear or what you watch. Virtually every decision is made for you by someone else. Got that?

Only maximum security inmates are single-celled, and not even all of them due to space limitations. Most minimum custody inmates are housed in large dormitories with 50 or more men/women (whichever gender you may be, not co-ed). There is usually a day room with one or two televisions. Televisions in private cells are very rare, usually protective custody or things like that. Depending on the rules of your state and institution, you may or may not be permitted to receive magazines and/or purchase a CD player at the commissary.

Look, this is not vacation, where you sit in your cell, watch TV, listen to CDs and write poetry all day. There IS no privacy in prison. You will likely have a job --- at that age, working in the kitchen, laundry or fields is likely because you probably have no more than a high school education, if that --- and a schedule that you will be expected to adhere to. If you are both lucky and well-behaved, you MIGHT be able to enroll in some educational or vocational classes and learn something of value. Trust me, the guys in seg ---or isolation --- stay there for 23 hours a day and go bat crazy. No tv, no CDs, no magazines, no visits, just you locked in a cage like a wild animal.

A prison psychologist will evaluate you at intake and determine what medications you can receive. Don't play games with them, they've seen it all before.

This is adult prison, friend. I've been there. It's not all fun and games. There is a reason it is called 'hard time'.

If you have a chance to get probation or a short sentence, you should get down on your knees and pray for that. You MIGHT still have a chance for something approaching a semi-normal life.
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If you are in Wisconsin, post on the site for that state and you will get more appropriate answers. In Calif. most inmates can have TV's which they have to purchase, also CD players and CD's. These are all availble in quarterly packages from prison approved vendors. Good luck to you. Oh if you are really concerned about your well being, you might be able to get in a sny yard, special needs - this is not general population, and again may vary in your state. In Calif. sny yards are not as restricted as most people think.
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Hi, I felt I had to write to you. I have no answers for you because I live in Australia and I dont know the ins and outs of prison life over there. Has your lawyer given you any idea on what your sentence will likely be? that is such a huge gap, probation to 18 years. I hope for you and your family you dont get 18 years. When is court? How are you holding up?

Read this all if you wana know why im extra scared!

I am scared as can be and will not survive prison with the other prisiners. I know this for a fact I will have to kill my self in side to excape the tourtcher! I would be ok with being beat up all the time but refuse to be raped! 2

What I did was just making a huge mistake I am not a scum bag. Within 5 mins of robbing the place I litteraly wanted to give all the money back because I felt so bad because I'm a good person but couldn't because it was to late the crime as done. I knew I was going to get caught I couldnt eat or sleep for 2 days I felt so bad. Once the black trucks and cop cars pulled up and got me I litteraly felt so relived! I was finaly caught and the stolen money was given back to the person. After that I felt so much better and I confessed to everything on tape.

I only get to talk to my lawyer 30 mins ahead of time if im even lucky because its a court apointed lawyer. Court apointed scew you over! Im not only in trouble for the crimes I did but im in a situation where im going to get sentanced bad because the DA hates me!! A year ago a few of the DA's best friends who where 30-49 years old, 3 main guys and probably another 10 random people beat me so bad I ended up in the ER while I was sitting on a picnic table by my self because I tole a chkc to F off because she wouldn't let me hang wit hmy step cuzzen cause she wanted to hit on him. Because I was hurt so bad the 3 guys who are the DA's friends went to jail for a few hours that night. Well the DA through out their battory to a minor charges since their his friends and actuatly "charged me" the lil week 17 year old for the crime!! I was in the hospitle with 2 swelon shut eyes and stiches all in my face and wip lash and bruses around my neck and a cuncushin! I remember when i was getting cat scans I looked so bad a nerse said you pore thing. The guys had not a scratch on them and they walked free and I got charged because the DA is their friend! Also charged my mom for teh same crime because she tried to get the guys off me and was beat and thrown to the ground

Well the DA is going to remember me so hes going to sentnace me hard when im a good person! And how about this! The DA is probably going to sentance my otehr partner in crime super light because his unkle his his drug dealer! The DA even let his dad off super easy with only 6 months jail for his 5th DUI because the guys brother is his drug dealer! So my friends walking away with probation and maybe house arreset a few months and im getting prison! I see people in my town seem to get 4 years average for what I did im sure the DA will try and lock me up alot longer since him and his friends hate me since I almost got his friends in trouble for beating a minor up!

this isnt going to be fair.

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It's a rough go. As someone of that age, you are most likely to be classified with others of the same age. Many of these guys are uneducated, raised on the street and have far too much energy and time on their hands. So, yeah, the younger guys have it hardest.

Your offense plays only a small role in how you will be classified (maximu, medium, minimum custody). The bigger issue is your security risk, threat of escape and conduct.

You don't CHOSE anything in prison. Not where you live. Not who you live with. Not what time you get up or go to bed. Not when you eat or what you eat. Not what you wear or what you watch. Virtually every decision is made for you by someone else. Got that?

Only maximum security inmates are single-celled, and not even all of them due to space limitations. Most minimum custody inmates are housed in large dormitories with 50 or more men/women (whichever gender you may be, not co-ed). There is usually a day room with one or two televisions. Televisions in private cells are very rare, usually protective custody or things like that. Depending on the rules of your state and institution, you may or may not be permitted to receive magazines and/or purchase a CD player at the commissary.

Look, this is not vacation, where you sit in your cell, watch TV, listen to CDs and write poetry all day. There IS no privacy in prison. You will likely have a job --- at that age, working in the kitchen, laundry or fields is likely because you probably have no more than a high school education, if that --- and a schedule that you will be expected to adhere to. If you are both lucky and well-behaved, you MIGHT be able to enroll in some educational or vocational classes and learn something of value. Trust me, the guys in seg ---or isolation --- stay there for 23 hours a day and go bat crazy. No tv, no CDs, no magazines, no visits, just you locked in a cage like a wild animal.

A prison psychologist will evaluate you at intake and determine what medications you can receive. Don't play games with them, they've seen it all before.

This is adult prison, friend. I've been there. It's not all fun and games. There is a reason it is called 'hard time'.

If you have a chance to get probation or a short sentence, you should get down on your knees and pray for that. You MIGHT still have a chance for something approaching a semi-normal life.
Well for one I think I shouled not be held for this crime because I think i commeted the crime because their is somthing wrong with me! I can not remember any thing any more every thing seems like a dream I cant even remember friends names! The main motorskills area in my brain is being affected/damaged because Im getting muscle twitching which meens the main motorskills area which is muscle movment is being also affected its profe! I litteraly can not remember the burglary but do know i did it. I been into the ER and docs and a nurlagical specialist at least around 10 times in the last 10 months and its all said to be linked to somthing being nurligacaly wrong with me and i keep getting worse and worse. I shouldn't have to go to prison for somthing like this when my brain is not right! The records will show I was in the ER or doc in the last 10 months at least 6 times because theirs somthing wrong with my brain! Im not crazy because I know somthings wrong but am not normal none my friends even want to do stuff with me because I am a idiot now. Because of my brain not working right I took my race atv down the road and flipped for ever and almost killed my self one of the engerys was a broke n neck and was nocked out 20 mins and their was more broken bones I lived from being nocked out instantly. last august I did a 80mph head plant on to black top because I cant think right any more! Im pissed if I go any where it should be the damn hospitle for testiong or the nut house not fucking prison!

and if yo unotace I can not spell no more. Yet im going to prison for a crime dont by who is not me!
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Look I hate to be the one to tell you this, one you are blaming others for what you did, accept it, you are the one who commited the crime, correct? You looking for a way around the legal system in your state, not going to happen. deal with what is, not the way you want it. you seem to be really upset that you might have to serve prison time, I understand this, no one wants to. what happens to you inside the system is up to you. go in with a bad outlook, you will have some hard time to do. change your outlook and deal with it. you are looking for information on how to do easy time if you have to go inside, each prison is different. each state is different, again prison time is what YOU make it. education, votech schools, self help programs. do them all.
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This is why the US has a court system and the defendants have rights. You do not have to plead guilty. you have a constitutional right to a trial by jury, where you and your attorney can tell you side of the story.
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Mark,
No Co-ed dorms??? I had to say that to bust stones. Anyway. to the poster. Mark is absolutely correct in what he is saying, you have no real decisions that you can make. You do have some choices which he pointed out. You can pick out certain classes to attend, etc. You may be, and yes that is may be, assigned to a job you like, but trust me more than likely you will have some sort of a job. As for seg, trust me you do not want to be locked up 23 hours a day with basically nothing to do, even that one hour of rec is pretty much nothing to do either. My suggestion is if you do go in, do what you have to do and stay out of trouble. Take any courses, etc that will keep you and your mind busy. Sitting around all day doing nothing is definately not the way to go. As others have posted, if you did your crime, such as I did mine, accept the fact that you did it and you got caught. Denial is not the way to go. Also, If you go to court and the judge asks you if you want to say anything, I'd be real apoligetic if I were you. You go in there and deny you did anything, you are opening the door to getting the judge peeved at you and you winding up with more time. You accept what you did and apoligize. That's part of being a man. I'm not trying to belittle you, I'm just stating fact as anyone here can tell you. Remorse is actually a good thing and if you accept your crime, believe it or not, it'll be easier accepting the punishment. As for getting raped, etc. It's all in how you handle yourself. I'm not sure where you got those statistics from, but when I was in, I heard of very few, and my time in fed, I didn't hear of any. not that they don't happen. You just have to stand up for yourself. If you wind up in a fight, then fight back. If you don't then you will have issues. If you do, chances are even if you lose, people will leave you alone. Don't go looking for one tho.

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