A different kind of justice.
Few of us know what life is really like on the inside.
Though we may feel like experts on the subject thanks to movies, TV shows, real-life crime shows, and even academic reports, we should be thankful that most of the prisons we see the inside of are fictional.
Yet even among the incarcerated members of society, there is a definitive hierarchy that determines how you’re treated, who you can interact with, and even if you’ll live out your sentence or die in the process.
You may have heard that certain criminals are treated much worse than others behind bars, namely pedophiles, child rapists, and child killers. Here’s what former convicts had to say about it.
I did several years in several different security level prisons but only a small amount of time in high security facilities. The violent criminals are normally kept separate from the drug etc. criminals and anyone can tell you any kind of lie they want about what they are in for. In my experience prison is quite unlike what people on the outside think it is. People clique up and pretty much keep to themselves. The pedos and rapists can also normally find some group to be in. People seem to think that there is rampant rape in prison but believe me there are enough people in there who want to have sex that rape is not really necessary. Just slip off to the showers when the lights go out. Honestly as far as the medias depiction of prison life, Orange is the New Black is the closest thing i’ve seen to my experience. (mar10wright)
Give Me Your Papers
The gangs don’t like people convicted of the following crimes:
Anything involving kids.
When anyone new comes onto the yard, his race’s gang boss will come up to him and say, “Give me your papers,” meaning “Give me the legal stuff that shows what you’re sentenced for.”
If he’s been convicted for any of these things, the boss will tell him, “You have one day to put yourself into protective custody. After that, you’re f*cked.”
Some listen. Some don’t. The ones who don’t usually end up in the infirmary, severely beaten and with “genital and anal trauma.” Not pretty. (POGtastic)
All the Small Things
I spent six months in county jail, which is not like any maximum security prison… but yeah, there were some people that had to “PC-up” because the general population found out they were in for rape, especially if it had to do with a minor. They never got raped, but people would steal their mail and other belongings when the rapist went to shower. The rapist would get a quick “tune-up” when a guard wasn’t watching and the guy wandered out of the safety of the camera… just made what was already a sh*t place to be an absolute hell-hole. I never participated. I kept my head down, tried not to cause trouble and didn’t talk to people that seemed aggressive. I learned how to play pinochle. Jail is f*cking boring. Don’t break laws. (erickleinetc)