The top news story at six on the local channel tonight is about drugs in the Fulton County Jail. The news was at the jail for a story (maybe about the show) when a woman was busted with a baggie of crack in the intake area. The reporter says more than thirty drug seizures have taken place on intake in the last three months due to new procedures. For some reason we have an actual inmate waiting to be searched on camera. They have found heroin, pot, Xanax and crystal meth on inmates even those coming from another county jail. The report said that the new intake procedures (I’m assuming they are talking about cavity searches) are a result of the information they got from the undercover inmates on 60 Days In. It’s good to hear that they learned something, but I assumed cavity searches were the norm. Perhaps that is just Federal thing?
For some reason this episode was not set to record so I missed the first couple of minutes putting up another post.
We pick up with Jessica who is podmates with Lyric. Lyric and Iesha got into a dust up at the end of last week’s episode and everyone was put on lockdown. Jessica seems to be falling into the inmate mindset already and is a big supporter of Lyric, though she stayed well out of the fight itself. But she reminds up quickly that she is trying to get close to the girls who run things because they will provide the most information. Iesha feels like the fight was stopped before she got her licks in. Both girls are still running hot and ready for round two.
Within minutes of the lockdown ending, Lyric beat the crap out of Iesha again.I think that is what happened. Mauri says there were two fights. It’s hard for me to tell what happened but it sure looked like Lyric punched someone hard in the face like a man.
Mauri is already thinking of tapping out, and we only started with three women. Typically, the women make it all the way through, but this prison is really rough. Mauri’s cover story is she has an embezzlement charge. I hoped she was schooled about what that means because her podmates have already made her because if she was an embezzler they are quite certain she would have better hair. Mauri has overheard their concerns and she’s really scared.
Mauri’s podmates have made hooch. Mauri declines saying she doesn’t drink. She leaves the hooch party. The podmates hate her and think she is uppity. Mauri’s feeling down because no one likes her.
Michelle is terrified and worried about sleeping in the pod tonight. We got nothing else from her this episode.
At the end of last week, Calvin was called in by the producers for an interview. While he was in there his cellie talked to the inmate in the next cell through the vent and told him that Calvin was undercover. Humorously, Calvin’s interview was all about how well he has fit in and no one suspects a thing. Everyone was calling Calvin a fed and saying he was wearing a wire. While all that was going on the CO came to pick up another guy for an interview. That took some of the heat off of Calvin. However, Calvin just runs his mouth too much when it is not necessary.
Later Calvin sits alone for some of his mealtime. Another inmate wants something off his tray and offers a trade, then takes what he wants and says he’ll give him something from his room later. His roommate has approached him about being a Fed. Another inmate, Too Tall wanted some cake and offered a cup os water in trade. Calvin flagged him down to make the trade because he wants him to like him. What he’s doing is looking weak.
Calvin talks to his roommate Dasani who apparently has a birthday coming up. Dasani doens’t think he will live to see 19. He’s spent his 13th, 14th and 17th birthdays in jail. Dasani says he hasn’t cried in ten years. He can’t cry. He wanted to cry at his grandfather’s funeral, but he couldn’t. Dasani seems to have stopped suspecting Calvin and is bonding with him more.
Nate who is apparently one of the few who watched the first season says this jail is a lot more interactive. It’s hard to just keep to yourself because people keep asking questions. He’s trying to avoid the gang members to avoid being seen as affiliated.
Matt says he is a rebel who has never been caught. His cover story was he was running a grow house. Matt gets assigned to 500. The inmates seem surprised that a new white boy is coming in. It seems like the show tries to space out Nate and Matt because there are not a lot of white guys in this jail. Matt is assigned 508. Nate’s in 506 and I think Calvin is in 507.
Matt’s roommate is an older white guy named James. Matt’s cover story is he was busted for running a grow house. It would seem like a fairly easy cover for the average pot head to pull off. The problem is James has been running grow houses for 35 years. Ut oh.
Out in the common area, Too Tall has an issue with Marcus. Marcus claims to be a blood, but the bloods don’t believe him. Too Tall in particular has an issue with this. So he punches Marcus in the face. Frankly, I think Lyric punches harder than Too Tall.
Our first check in with Jon has him still in a cell alone. Jon is apparently on the toilet when the new guy shows up. He doesn’t even get off the pot before he starts oversharing. He claims he has been there a year already and he has two trafficking cases. I backed it up twice to make sure it was Jon talking we can’t see him and the new guy, a big white guy, has his back to the camera as he makes up his bed. The new guy is very neat. I get the feeling he’s done this before.
After 12 hours of lockup, the new guy, O’Neill starts getting a bit weird. Jon is on the bottom bunk reading a book and O’Neil starts acting crazy. He continues to antagonize Jon for hours as he makes odd comments and farts in his general direction.
While Don preparing for his rec time, the lights go out in 600. It’s a power outage that causes a lockdown. The power was out for 30 minutes. Afterward, they were still kept on lockdown. Everyone is angry. Don is always angry.
They were kept on lockdown for 20 hours. The did not receive their rec time. Don plays chess with Deshaun, the little punk that Jon hung out with for a bit until he couldn’t stand it any longer. Deshaun starts taunting Don after beating him in chess. Or at least claiming he did. Don has a hair trigger anyway and after 20 hours of lockdown, he is not the one to play with. Instead of beating the kids ass. Don gives the distress signal, this season that is standing in front of a camera and locking your hands behind your neck.
Next week: Too Tall finishes the fight with the fake blood and runs around screaming that he runs this motherfucker. Mauri uses her distress signal. As usual, the girls start to figure each other out. Jessica and Michelle both suspect the other is part of the program. Also, with Mauri and Don being so obvious with their distress signals you’d think the others in their area would figure it out as well. The guys usually don’t though.