Things are getting rougher with each episode of this season it seems. The gang violence is unbelievable. Even more unbelievable is that the COs don’t do a damn thing about it. The guys, particularly are in there with no help coming if something goes bad.
Once again we start with the women tonight. Jessica’s tap out last week led to the Colonel calling for a shakedown to look for drugs. As soon as the police are in sight, every toilet in the pod starts flushing. During the shakedown, Michelle realizes that Jessica has tapped out. Mauri realizes too late that she left her notes on the jail conditions in her bedding. One of the sheriffs reads the letter. He actually takes the letters and turns it in to his superior. When Mauri realizes the letters are gone, she gives the distress signal. She talks to the producers and it seems like everything is going to be fine. They don’t even know whose bunk the letters were from. There was nothing in them that exposed the program. They found no drugs.
Michelle has a good call with her boyfriend even though she says a bit too much about Jessica going home and there being another person in there like her. After the call she confronts Mauri. Mauri was so happy to have someone in there in her same situation. She lit up like a Christmas tree.
It’s Matt’s turn to get a new cellmate. He’s 19 years old. He has been riding with gangs since he was 12. Matt tells him about Too Tall. As it turns out, the kid knows him, he’s from his neighborhood. Later, too tall gets into it with Officer McKenzie over rec time. He goes to lockdown.
It’s time for lockdown. Desmond, Nate’s cellmate has been having some issues with Too Tall. Nate is really fond of Desmond. Desmond seems pretty intelligent. That makes his predicament sad.
A guy named Marcus got into a tussle with one of the gang members. Miraculously, the CO showed up to shut that down. Oh, see… I knew that was strange. They are just coming in for a head count. They have no idea a fight is happening behind the stairs. Too Tall gets let out of lockdown for the head count.
Later, all the bloods decent to creep up on Marcus and punch him in the back of the head and commence a beat down. As usual, Too Tall decides not to break a nail or anything and just stands there laughing. One of the inmates actually stops the beatdown. Nate really wants to help Marcus out but he feels like he can’t.
Jon says that jail is breaking him down and he sometimes forgets why he is in there. Jon walks right into the metal stairs and hits his head hard. The inmates are really kind to Jon and help to get him a medic. They take him to a cell full of people waiting to see a doctor. He needs stitches and has a massive headache. Everyone is screaming and he has an open wound in a dirty cell. Jon just wants to forget the whole thing and go back to his cell to lie down. After EIGHT LONG HOURS, he is seen by medical. He got his cut glued together and was released back to his cell. Jon has a really good attitude. He says his accident allowed him to get some really good information on the medical process. Which is terrible. I’ve never seen Jon’s roommate before. That’s a big guy. He seems kind of funny though. Jon says he has to remind himself that everyone in there is going through the same crap he is.
Don is a hot mess. I feel like he has completely forgotten why he is in there. Don doesn’t follow the rules and ends up getting locked in his cell during the few hours they have to be out in the common area. He has been running his mouth to a particular officer, Officer McKenzie and this officer seemed to be looking for a reason to lock him in. Don will not handle this well. The officer comes to let him out pretty quickly after the other inmates make it known he was accidentally locked in. But then Don just had to continuously disrespect the guy. So he goes right back in lockup.
He is finally allowed back out of his cell at meal time. But when he gets his tray, Officer McKenzie tells him he has to eat in his cell. Oh, Lord. Here we go. For a minute it looks like Don is going to go back in his cell with no problem. But then he just has to smart off again. He tells the officer he wants to catch him out in the street, and he’ll be soft as cotton. McKenzie goes to report him. It looks like he wants to take him to solitary. As the other inmates plead with McKenzie to let him go, because he doesn’t know any better, Don is taken out in handcuffs.
There is always someone who gets sent to solitary…
Next week: There is a shit ton of smoke in one of the male areas. It’s crazy. Then a bunch of guards so up with shot guns. Over on the women’s side, the girl who died tells everyone that there are informants in there from 60 Days In.