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I received a letter on the back of this...interesting reading -- it's the official rules of a lockdown.


TDCJ LOCKDOWN SCHEDULE



NOTICE TO OFFENDERS


You have been placed on a lockdown status because of disruptive behavior or security reasons. This status has been imposed and will continue to be imposed until such a time as this disruptive behavior is eliminated or the security reasons no longer exist. To ensure that you understand the conditions and process of your return to normal activities, the progressive release schedule is explained below.

Week One: You will receive showers/necessities three (3) times weekly; and you will receive only sack lunches. Visitation privileges may be suspended. You will not be permitted dayroom privileges. If your behavior is acceptable, you will progress to Week Two.

Week Two: You will receive showers/necessities three (3) times weekly. You will receive commissary privileges one (1) day (hygiene items [one [1] of each] and legal/correspondence supplies [$10] will be allowed with one [1] spend for a total of $20 every two (2) weeks). You will receive a hot lunch one (1) time during the week if unit design allows, and sack lunches for all other meals. Visitation privileges may be suspended. You will not be permitted dayroom privileges. If your behavior is acceptable, you will progress to Week Three.

Week Three: You will receive showers/necessities three times weekly. You will receive commissary privileges one (1) day (hygiene items [one [1] of each] and legal/correspondence supplies [$10] will be allowed with one [1] spend for a total of $20 every two (2) weeks). You will receive a hot lunch and supper three (3) days if unit design allows, and sack lunches for all other meals. Visitation privileges will be reinstated if suspended. You will be permitted limited dayroom privileges as appropriate for your custody. If your behavior is acceptable, you will progress to Week Four.

Week Four: You will receive showers/necessities three (3) times weekly, commissary privileges one (1) day, daily hot lunch and supper privileges will be returned, and visitation privileges will continue. You will be permitted limited dayroom privileges as appropriate for your custody. You may be allowed to return to work at the Warden's discretion. Upon approval by the Warden, the lockdown will be lifted.

Note: Generally, all meals will be delivered via use of the food tray slot. If your cell does not have a food try slot, to receive a meal while on lockdown status, you must go the rear of your cell, face the wall, kneel down, and place both hands behind your back. When you have followed these procedures your meal will be placed inside the cell door.

If at any period during these four (4) weeks there is a recurrence of disruptive behavior, the unit or portion involved may be returned to Week One (1) of the lockdown schedule.

Source: AD-03.31 (rev.6), Page 11 of 13, Attachment A

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Very Interesting.. Thanks alot.
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Yes very intresting.
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thats sucks that if they don't have a tray slot they have to go the rear of cell, face the wall, kneel down, and place both hands behind there back. my man is not a dog... that makes my heart SAD! HE WAS so use to me serving him and make his dinners.
i'm going to write him and hope he has a slot!!! thanks
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I can't help but wonder if this is what an inmate gets when he gets cell restriction due to a disciplinary action. I don't know if this is in reference to this latest lock down mandated by the governor. It is an interesting read though.
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This is exactly what is going on because of the Governor's mandate. I receive letters daily and speak with prison personnel. The inmates spend 24/7 on their beds (in this dormatory setting), except for going to the bathroom. Since there is no commissary, there is no opportunity to buy blankets. And they can't warm up by exercising or taking extra showers. So without blankets, the prisoners have a sheet to keep them warm. Which wouldn't be so bad, except that even with the recent cold weather, not only do they not have heat, but the fans have remained on.
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Blankets were issue out to all inmates a good part of LAST MONTH.
The part about walking to the back of the cell and facing the wall- -is a seg inmate.
"Normal cells" do not have "food tray slots"- -only seg.
Just thought I would help ya all there.
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man i cant belive so much bullshit!!!this here just shows how when the strongest mess up they just try n turn it to the week and punish them for their mistakes tryn to hide how stupid they really look!!!it just really upsets me how they just have to take it regardless!!how worse can it get for those who are just tryin to do thier time n get this hell over with!!!!!!!
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man i cant belive so much bullshit!!!this here just shows how when the strongest mess up they just try n turn it to the week and punish them for their mistakes tryn to hide how stupid they really look!!!it just really upsets me how they just have to take it regardless!!how worse can it get for those who are just tryin to do thier time n get this hell over with!!!!!!!
I know that most who work in a prison do not know who will and who won't try to hurt them when they are only trying to feed them, let them out for recreation, for commissary etc......there are some really scary people in prison and NOT ALL are the CO's. For the safety of all there are procedures put into place to restrict movement and contraband when necessary. Most "convicts" know this and because they are "old school" they silently do what is necessary to get through it.

The CO's do not like this anymore than the offenders do and we have to go through all the Pat searching just to get to work, this is an inconvenience right now but a necessary one for the safety of ALL, Offenders, Visitors and Staff!

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This lockdown is probably harder on the guys that are in normal cellblocks, than it is on guys in seg. I know my son is in seg high security and he only leaves to go to recreation. I think thats only an hour a day. His shower is even in his cell. So this probably isn't as hard on him.
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This is exactly what is going on because of the Governor's mandate. I receive letters daily and speak with prison personnel. The inmates spend 24/7 on their beds (in this dormatory setting), except for going to the bathroom. Since there is no commissary, there is no opportunity to buy blankets. And they can't warm up by exercising or taking extra showers. So without blankets, the prisoners have a sheet to keep them warm. Which wouldn't be so bad, except that even with the recent cold weather, not only do they not have heat, but the fans have remained on.
See right there, this is an incorrect assumption. Blankets are part of the necessaties GIVEN to the inmates. They cannot buy them in commissary. And in most of the units they aer issued in September BEFORE it starts to get cold. Some of the units located farther South get them at the beginning of October.
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This lockdown is probably harder on the guys that are in normal cellblocks, than it is on guys in seg. I know my son is in seg high security and he only leaves to go to recreation. I think thats only an hour a day. His shower is even in his cell. So this probably isn't as hard on him.
Seg is much like being on lockdown all the time. Except for the food.
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It has been my observation that this lock up has almost caused a mass hysteria. We have to be careful to maintain a clear vision of what is really going on and what are manipulated truths. I saw this "lockdown notice" on a website that promotes banning the death penality. By keeping in mind that it was a notice that came out of the Polunsky unit, we realize that the required behavior is for those who are on death row. Most of our loved ones are not in that situation and these guidelines do not apply.

It is reasonable to assume that the inmate is having to stay on his/her bunk or locked in his/her cell. They are allowed to go shower, and they are allowed to get off thier bunks to go to the restroom. They do have thier meals delivered to them and they are sack lunches called Johnnys. They are provided with a clean towel, boxers, socks daily. I'm not sure how often they are given clean clothes but I think it is every other day. They do get their mail daily. It is against TDCJ policy for them not to get their mail and be able to mail letters out. There is no rec and no tv. They read alot, sleep alot.

Now, I won't be offended if someone comes in a corrects me... the point I'm trying to make is that family members really don't need to freak out over this lockdown. Lockdowns and shakedowns are not uncommon in TDCJ. What is uncommon is that all the units are doing it at the same time. Units will go on lockdown if they can't get count to clear.

So folks, if you are having a tendency to get upset over this... settle down, your loved one is probably bored out of thier gourd, but otherwise they are okay.

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They are also locked down for missing keys. They are apart of routine life in prison. I assure you your loved ones are taking this much better than all of you. Yes, the johnnies suck. We have to eat them as well. Hey at least they get us waiting on them and get to wash us push brooms and what not.
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Karen, You stated it well. Thank you.
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Blankets were issue out to all inmates a good part of LAST MONTH.
The part about walking to the back of the cell and facing the wall- -is a seg inmate.
"Normal cells" do not have "food tray slots"- -only seg.
Just thought I would help ya all there.
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So do normal cells have a door or bars? My loved one is in Wynne... it is a really old facility.
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It seems like it is worse during lockdown to be in the dorm than in a cell. If you are in a cell, you get to move around. If you are in your dorm you just have to sit on your bed? UUUGGGGGGHHHHH? That seems excruciating. I can't imagine being confined to a 6x10 cell but a 6x5 bunk is much much worse, especially if an inmate has no cellie.

Can you guys all chime in here and give me your two cents? My dad just got reclassed to a G2 from a G3 and is eligible for a dorm. He has no cellie since he is lower bunk restricted and age 61 (he has to be housed with inmates between the ages of 51 and 71 and most of the guys in this category are also lower bunk restricted.) Is this a better living condition than the dorm or do you think the dorm is still head and shoulders better? After all, the are usually not on lockdown and especially for this long.
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It seems like it is worse during lockdown to be in the dorm than in a cell. If you are in a cell, you get to move around. If you are in your dorm you just have to sit on your bed? UUUGGGGGGHHHHH? That seems excruciating. I can't imagine being confined to a 6x10 cell but a 6x5 bunk is much much worse, especially if an inmate has no cellie.

Can you guys all chime in here and give me your two cents? My dad just got reclassed to a G2 from a G3 and is eligible for a dorm. He has no cellie since he is lower bunk restricted and age 61 (he has to be housed with inmates between the ages of 51 and 71 and most of the guys in this category are also lower bunk restricted.) Is this a better living condition than the dorm or do you think the dorm is still head and shoulders better? After all, the are usually not on lockdown and especially for this long.
Hubby prefers a cell to the dorm. Cells offer more privacy, a way to get away from all the people. Plus cells have plugs so they can have a fan, coffee pots, radio, etc. where as dorms no plugs. And finally, with a cell you are sharing the potty with one guy/gal not 100.

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I think dorms are better. When you need to use the restroom you have to walk to it. More stretching your legs. Plus when the CO is not doing their job you can stop and chat with a buddy a couple of bunks down. And oh, there are WAY MORE places to stash your contraband in a dorm than a little ol' cell, and if they happen to find it somewhere out in the dorm and not in a bunk no one gets a case for it.
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Hubby prefers a cell to the dorm. Cells offer more privacy, a way to get away from all the people. Plus cells have plugs so they can have a fan, coffee pots, radio, etc. where as dorms no plugs. And finally, with a cell you are sharing the potty with one guy/gal not 100.

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Karen is right about this lockdown schedule. This does not apply to all on lockdown at the moment. Besides, this is NOT an normal lockdown. So please don't think the schedule posted is exactly what is going on. There are similarities but not all the same.


Reg refuses to ever live in a dorm. He says you have to watch your back too much so I'd say the cells are a better living arrangement. If for nothing else, than for the privacy. There are plugs in dorms but there are only a few.
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Our dorms have a regular 2 plug outlet at every single bunk.
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Don't forget if you do not get along with your cellie a cell can be very small indeed.
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I completly understand the neccassity (spelling?) of all this. There are some mean people in TDCJ that can be harmfull to the CO's and other Inmates and the gaurds do not know when the inmates will strike at them, so it is for the saftey of EVERYONE, and i do not like to think of my loved one at the back of his cell and his hands behind his back, i do realise that with a violent inmate, not having them do so could end very badly. I am pretty sure they DO get blankets. There is no TV. But like Karen said they are just REALLY bored.
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I kind of said the same thing as Texas CO on page 1 my badddd :-)
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