F300 (Jazmyn, Brooke, Vivian)
Jazmyn is ready to fight somebody over her phone card being ripped off for five dollars. Jazmyn says she is a bully and a talks crazy to people. She has randomly decided one of the most normal girls in the is the one that ripped her off. The girl is trying to talk her down from getting the pod put on lockdown and Jazmyn is trying to act like she doesn’t have to listen to her.
Brooke is over Jazmyn and she is not going to get her hair mussed of her five dollar phone card loss. She’s on her own. Why does Brooke’s chyron say “right-wing conservative under her name?” None of the other people have their political affiliation under their names. Brooke has been going to the AA/NA meetings for the pod. This is smart but only if she knows enough of the lingo to be believable addict.
Why are the suddenly spelling Jazmyn’s name as Jasmine? Edit: oh I see now, there is another Jasmine in there. While Brooke is out of the pod for an AA/NA meeting, Jazmyn goes into Brooke’s cell. She comes out an hour later. When Brooke returns she sees that someone has stolen her soap and shampoo. Brooke goes to the guard and tells her what happened. The guard laughs and asks what she wants her to do about it. Brooke asks her to review the tapes. Jasmine “finds” one of the items and returns it to Brooke. Now suddenly Brooke is down to suss out the thief in the pod.
I paused this show at the halfway point and I not sure what is happening here. Does Jazmyn have multiple personalities? Didn’t she steal the toiletries? Is she blaming Jasmine or did Jasmine really do it? We didn’t see who actually took Brooke’s stuff. All three girls seem sure that Jasmine is the thief. They start a campaign against Jasmine and everyone files “kites” or complaints to the staff about Jasmine and the stealing in the pod. Jazmyn talks trash about going all gansta on somebody. Girl, please.
The corrections officer goes to Jazmyn about the kites and she explains that people are tired of having their money and stuff stolen. She walks out in to the common area and tells a table they need to be more cautious with their stuff. The girls reply you need to be watching our rooms. I think it was Vivian (Natalie). She and Jazmyn are both pissed that nothing is happening. Jazmyn tells the producers she may have to cut up Jasmine if the guards don’t do their jobs.
Abner is pleased that he is running the show, at least in his own mind. There is a new Chicano, Robert, in the pod. He was busted for trying to steal $600 worth of meat from a grocery store. He claims he was stealing to feed his family. How big is his family that they need $600 worth of meat? Apparently his family needs coke now because he stole one from another inmate’s stash. Then later, he steals another one and we find out that he is stealing from Tyrus, the head of the Kinfolk. He is not very bright. A big argument starts in Abner’s pod where both Tyrus and Robert sleep.
The girls are not the only ones meting out justice to perceived thieves, the Chicanos in H100 have their own thief in their midst. Abner pressures Robert roll at his own request, Robert continues to deny he is the thief. After Abner has a few words with Robert he finally confesses and agrees to roll out.
H200 ( Mark, David)
Mark thinks David is doing a great job. He is already second in command. He doesn’t really talk to David that much because of the racial strict racial divisions. Mark is trying to get past his huge fuck up on “white TV day” by starting a Bible study hoping that will earn him some friends. While lots of people find Jesus in jail, he is not getting a lot of takers on his Bible study. David says that Mark’s Bible study thing is not the mission. David is not down with the whole prayer circle. Mark admits he doesn’t know what he is doing. He has a one man Bible study meeting with himself.
David spends a brief moment talking with Mark out in the common area. David is worried about Mark being able to handle 60 days. David told Mark that he will protect Mark if he needs to.
Later there is some sort of altercation about the mattresses. Some inmates have more than one mat to sleep on. A Chicano inmate wants to take an extra mat from a Kinfolk inmate. David goes to handle the issue. Apparently the new Chicano didn’t have a mat at all because the Kinfolk had taken them when a Chicano guy left. A loud argument breaks up upstairs and a guard comes in to check things out. The guard says anyone with double or triple mats needs to give them up. So the Kinfolk including David all start to hide their extra mats.
Richard is apparently the Chicano in need of a mat that is being blamed for starting all the drama. The Kinfolk are all trash talking him in their room. David is power tripping. It’s like he is on something. Do you think he is on something? Everything seems to be about him and how things in the pod affect him. On the other hand, everyone is pretty riled up. Even Mark says that the guards are very inconsistent and it pisses everyone off. One allows things and the next one doesn’t.
But only David walks out into the common area screaming about being second in command and threatening to beat people’s asses. It’s amazing how fast these people go full inmate. Also, David doesn’t appear to be wearing underwear. I’m just saying.
Next week: Mark gets mouthy with the guards. Mark! In the girls pod out three girls get singled out to be searched by drug dogs! Next week the head of the Chicanos apologizes to David. Sigh. We need Abner in this pod. But Abner is busy on his own power trip in H100 an is about to get into it with a fellow Chicano.