It’s time for phase two of the program in the Clark County jail. Eight new undercover inmates will be sent in to see how the changes they have begun are working.
Dion (24) is a criminal justice major. He’s adorable. Dion says the criminal justice system is biased against lower class. He is a Master’s student in criminology.
Ryan (27) is a former Army Reserve Medic. His first comment was, “This may be one of the only opportunities I get to go to jail.” Um… okay. I thought he was stupid, but he seems a bit over educated. He is going to have to really dumb down his vocabulary or he will be in trouble. I’m worried about this one. He wants to be a homicide detective. He seems arrogant. He starts a lot of sentences with things like, “What most people don’t know is…”
Monalisa is the mother of a daughter who was incarcerated when she was 18 and remains incarcerated. She wants to know what her daughter is going through. She has no respect for the judicial system and thinks the entire system is corrupt. Her daughter was arrested for armed robbery. She was a drug addict. She is serving a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence and her mother is still crying after three years. She wants to be a voice for prison reform and she has set up a group for parents with incarcerated children. She has no respect for police. Her daughter was on the dean’s list when she was arrested. Really? I thought she said she was doing armed robberies because she was a drug addict?
Brian is an attorney with the Department of Corrections. His job is to go after corrections officers who commit job related misconduct. He is there to get a better understanding of the day-to-day issues that COs face. He has some second thoughts when it comes time to leave.
Quinton is a retire police officer who wants to look at the other side of the system. He is in the process of divorce. He has three daughters. Sadly, on the tell your family and say goodbye part, Quintin was alone eating ice cream. I already have a soft spot for Quinton. Who is going to take care of his dogs?
Ashleigh is a recovered addict and mother who started drinking when she was ten! She wants to help other addicts in the jail. She is Zac’s wife! Zac is going to have to deal with a three-month old baby alone. He’s nervous. Ashleigh cries a lot when she leaves. There were only two weeks between when Zac left and Ashleigh went in.
Chris has a brother who was incarcerated for four months. He says that when his brother came out, he didn’t communicate with him anymore. He came out a completely different person. Ryan has had trouble getting himself together since he got out of jail. Chris wants to understand what happened to him.
Sheri is a former corrections officer in a maximum security prison. She’s a mother of three. She loved being a CO. She had to quit when her husband was deployed to be home with the kids. Sheri should be great at this. But we thought the same thing about Tami. And Sheri is ready to bail on day one, hour one.
Brian goes in first. He is a hot mess, dropping stuff out of his bedroll, setting it on the table. They are on him the minute he enters the block.
Ryan goes in and someone calls him a bitch before he has been in there five minutes. Ryan talks about how much smarter than he is than the people in jail. Yet he screws up his cover story right away. He’s 27 with eight years in the military and a four-year degree. They don’t think the numbers add up. They would if he would have said he was a reserve. The inmates pegged him as a plant immediately.
Sheri goes in to F Pod finally and the open bed is on the top-tier. The sheriff seems to think she can just ask someone to move upstairs so she can be down. He tells us that the veterans are usually on the top-tier and there has never been a participant on the top-tier before.
Sheri couldn’t remember a four digit pin? She wrote it on a piece of paper and stuck it in her bra. She could not find it while searching in front of the phone. The inmates think she snuck something in to the pod in her bra. They think she has heroin so they are all thinking of jumping her. The Sheri blows her cover story and changes it.
It looks like Sheri gets jumped day one!
Mona Lisa hasn’t even made it to F Pod yet and she is already causing problems.
Is it me, or do things seem a lot worse than when the first group went in? I am totally sucked into this already.
Who is watching with me?