As we saw on the previews, the Fulton County inmates were well aware of the show, 60 Days In. If I were an inmate in Fulton County Jail, I would never expect anyone to to sign up to do 60 days there. The place is just too scary. Based on the synopsis of tonight’s episode, it seems like the inmates are already suspicious of our undercover crew.
Last week, Don was assigned his cell. His cellmate turned out to be DelRico. He’s the pod boss of 600. Don decided to move Don’t stuff off his bunk while he was at rec. DelRico went after him for that. But here is what I don’t get. DelRico says he has 30 years. That is either a lie, or he is waiting for a transfer to state prison. No one serves 30 years in a county jail.
Don is already fucking up his cover story. Why is he talking about getting arrested in Cherokee County? Dude. YOU HAD ONE JOB. That was to stick to your cover story. You are really screwing yourself at every turn. Later on, we see DelRico once again challenging Don’s story. This time DelRico substitutes Gwinett county for Cherokee. Don just rolls with it and keeps talking.
In the end, Don and Delrico become fast friends bonding over a screw the man, and especially the white man philosophy. There is a side of fuck da police that I think will be an issue between Don and the correctional officers in the future.
Also in Zone 600 is pretty boy, Jon. I talked to Sheri from the last 60 Days In season and she thought Jon was going to be great. I got the feeling that she might have gone to the reunion or something and had some insider information. At any rate, Jon seems to realize that he is not at an all inclusive resort and is there to gather information. He’s made friends with 18-year-old Deshaun who he met during intake. Deshaun is in from crack possession. He’s also black. Fulton County jail is deeply segregated. I already see a few older black men watching Deshaun as he runs his reckless mouth to Jon about being a blood and about how to smuggle drugs into the jail. I have a feeling this friendship will be cut off by some of the elder inmates.
Half way into the episode, Jon is over Deshaun, who never shuts up, follows him everywhere and spouts incredulous lies at the top of his lungs.
Michelle was also assigned a cell last week. Here podmates are crazy, perverts that have loud sex parties all night. It’s just a matter of time for her to be wishing she had more TV channels and doing the twist in the rec room. Michelle is having a really hard time sleeping. The metal bunk is murdering her back. She asks her podmates if she can look at the commissary list. Then she says she doesn’t have money. Oh Lord, they are going to sell her an extra mat for sexual favors y’all. I can see this coming. Did they not train these people at all? Apparently, two Tylenol is 99 cents.
On the other hand, I think I underestimated Jessica. She seems to be dealing with things pretty well. She’s identified Lyric as the HBIC and is basing her survival strategy accordingly.
When the male producers stroll into the pod, the woman start to pour downstairs. Iesha begins showing out in front of the crew trash talking Lyric who is on a phone call. Iesha really wants to be on camera. I wonder how much she will like being beat down on camera. Iesha just happens to sit down next to Michelle, who also tends to flock to production. Jessica is already firmly team Lyric because she’s in her pod and she’s the HBIC. Lyric flips off Iesha as she walks back to the pod. Apparently, she isn’t in the mood to lay Iesha out in front of the TV cameras.
Mauri, the former corrections officer, is also getting processed in tonight. She’s already crying in the parking garage. I have to say that Michelle has the worst entry. I’ve seen not one else crammed into the van chained to five other people. Michelle had her own ride. Oh I forgot. The ride from hell is in between the main jail and the women’s annex. She is worried they are going to take her weave. She gets to keep her weave on the cramped van ride.
When she arrived in her pod, her new friend had much respect for the weave. She answered all their questions and seemed to settle in quite nicely. It was past lights out when she arrived.
Iesha continues to go at Lyric. Lyric is in her cell tying her hair back. If she had earrings in there, she’d be taking them out. It’s about to go down. First she uses the sharp edges of the metal bunk bed to cut her hair off. Now that’s some dedication to the beat down right there.
OMG. So Lyric goes upstairs to kill the bitch because despite her slick mouth she refuses to come downstairs. Mauri goes to her cell. But Jessica, Jessica has purchased a snack for this momentous occasion. She is eating chips and watching the show from downstairs. I need a gif of Jessica eating chips while folks about to die up in there. Actually, can’t nary one of em fight for shit. It’s whole lot of weave tugging and missed jabs.
The COs have been apparently watching on the cameras but they don’t show up to lock everyone down until it’s over. Mauri, the former CO says she doesn’t feel safe in there with no COs to keep the piece.
Zone 500 Calvin
Calvin’s cellmate is Dasanique. He’s giving Calvin the rundown on the jail. Calvin came in at night after lock down. This is his first time out in the main area seeing who he is locked up with. It’s also their first time seeing him. Calvin doesn’t know how to make a bed. He fails bed check. He gets called out and the inmates make fun of him. He’s embarrassed. I had high hopes for Calvin since he is a teacher. Teacher are immune to taunting. Or so I thought. I’m worried about him now.
When the producers come into Calvin’s zone he immediately flags them down and starts complaining about his accommodations as if he is a school teacher used to clean bathrooms and warm beds. Oh wait. Again, did they not train these fools to lie low?
Later Dasani tells Calvin the first time he was locked up was when he was 12. He asks what he was locked up for and Dasani says, just bringing a gun to school and pointing it at somebody, that’s all.” He says it like it’s not even worth mentioning. Calvin, who works with at risk youth sees that Dasani is one of his kids a few years down the line. Calvin talks about his arrest a bit too much.
The guards come for Calvin to take him for his first interview. The guy in the next cell over calls Dasani to the air vent and asks what they came and got him for. Dasani says, “That guy’s an informant.” As Calvin is saying what a great job he is doing with his cover, Dasani is telling the other guy his story is shit. As Calvin is saying he’s got the right kind of hair. Dasani is telling the other guy, “they done did his hair and everything.” It would be funny if Calvin wasn’t about to die. They show a lot of the regular inmates in interviews talking about the interviews saying things like, “If they are interviewing people one on one how do we know they are not snitching?” The word snitch was used multiple times. Damn man, Calvin was cute too.
Tonight Nate is being processed in. He tells the guy transporting him he didn’t get this nervous on either one of his deployments. I look up at the TV to see a guy in Nate’s intake area that was so scary looking, I am sure to have nightmares tonight.
Nate goes to Zone 500 and gets cell 506. It appears to be empty except for him. Nate says he is the only white person he has seen since his intake. Dammit! Nate’s story is fucked up too! He was doing okay, even though he gave too many details, until they asked him where he was arrested and he said, Macon. Do these people not realize they are in the Fulton County Jail? He says his ex girlfriend works for corrections in Macon so they sent him to Fulton for his own safety. WTF?
Next Week: Iesha and Lyric go another round. Matt goes jail. He is going to have some sort of pot charge storyline. They put him in a cell with what Matt calls “a professional weed grower” who shoots holes in Matt’s cover story right away. Mauri’s podmates no longer care for Mauri or her $16 wig. They think if she had embezzled money she would have better hair. Over in Zone 500 “Too Tall” is starting some shit, and Calvin is in the thick of it.