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From the maker of Cops John Langley, this show goes full time where Cops has only gone a handful of times, inside the jails. Between arrest and trial comes 'American Jail' - an inside look at some of the world's toughest city and county jails, seen through the eyes of the Corrections Officers who work the front lines. In their own words, the officers will share their day-to-day experiences as well as the challenges and pressures they face 'inside the walls', dealing with a variety of inmates who are facing the reality of losing their freedom, some for the first time. It has the Cops style format - three segments, three different jails, following an officer in each one. They show them being brought in, booking, holding cells and the harder inmates in the big jails.
Get Me Out (Theme from Jail) by Jon Lee & Lil Droppa
Another night in the streets, another night in this hell
I've been kickin' and trippin the cops just threw me in jail
Shoved my fingers in ink, they got my head under lights
Dear Lord, please get me out of this jail tonight.
Get me out, just get me out.
And the doors open up and they lead me outside
And they hand me my clothes and the key to my ride
Now the night hits my face and it brings me to life
Oh, Lord now I'm out that jail tonight.
Another night in the streets, another night in my hair.
Now I'm kicking and tripping without the cops on my tail.
Now my hands on the wheel and my fingers grip tonight and I'm gonna go home to my family tonight.
I been think' bout my home, I been thinkin' bout my needs. I don't wanna be alone, Just get me outta here.
Get me out, just get me out.
|1||Tampa, FL Orient Road Jail - Deputy Jesse Barber has been working there 25 years. Itís open booking without bars, they are the first one to make a jail like this. People come from all over the world to check it out. A cop calls for assistance. They go out and find Michael who assaulted a cop and is in a spit mask and leg irons. He says heís not trying anything. They unlock his legs and lead him inside. #101. 8/2/07|
|2||Las Vegas, NV Clark Co. Detention Center - Officer Jonathan Peterson says they deal with all kinds of people, some are kind, but itís hard to walk around a room of 150 criminals who possibly want to hurt you. Vito is charged with trespassing is brought over to be printed and makes a fist. He says you are a pretty boy, you remember me from a last time. #102. 8/2/07|
|3||Tampa, FL Orient Road Jail - Deputy Augusto Santos works on the floor right with the inmates. Deputy Shanna Marsh escorts a black man out who wet himself and they put him in a holding cell. He says, 'I ain't did nothing'. Deputy R. Hernandez brings in Paul who is drunk and disorderly. He says he had 2 six packs. He was fighting with bouncers at a strip club. He denies it. He was lying down and wouldn't talk before and now he can do both. They put him in a holding cell until he sobers up. When he's ready to follow the rules they'll let him out. Then Paul and a black guy start fighting in the cell. 6 cops run in to break it up and put them down and Paul keeps yelling, 'I didn't do nothing'. The black guy says he was lying down. Paul says he was hitting nothing. Right, he was hitting himself they say. Shanna got hit in the melee. Sgt. Timothy Bell has him put in a restraint chair, he's looking at additional charges, it's a third degree felony. He says he didn't mean to hit anyone. They strap him into a wheel chair and move him out. Tom shows his computer that can access any camera. Paul got in his face and then they started swinging. Cells are sound proof so a guard right next to it couldn't hear. Fort Worth, TX Tarrant Co. Green Bay Facility - Capt John Pilkington runs it and has been there 16 years. It's 5 acres under roof. He talks to a man in a cell, he says they cancelled his court because they couldn't find a victim. John says has to be a counselor. He stops a guy from doing pushups on a table because it is dangerous. Terrance preaches from his cell. Those around him tell John they listen to him. Anthony shows his new tattoo. John says he should go to the store where it's cleaner. 2nd shift briefing - John says they are going to do a shakedown because of the tattoo, there must be a needle. They go in and search the people and benches until they find shaved down metal and tattoo ink. Officer S. Baker finds a needle stuck under the bunk. They even find the tattoo trace. They pull Anthony out into a separate cell. He won't give up the guy who did it. It was his decision. He's been lied too his whole life, how can he trust him? John says he has no reason to lie and nothing to gain. Las Vegas, NV Clark Co Detention Center - Officer Nicole Sittre says it's a real challenge and very intimidating because guys aren't scared of her. She has to use her voice and gets to be a girl on the weekend because here she is dressed down and in uniform. She tells one woman she didn't listen and will lose her privileges. Ann comes in drunk after Officer James Bertuccini stopped her. She was driving and wouldn't stop, but she's really a guy. He says he was the tall blonde in pink in the movie Beach Blanket Bingo. Nic says she'll have to watch it now. They take blood for BAC. They have to check downstairs to make sure it is a guy. He wants out, has never been to jail. She makes a note in the computer that it's a man for next time. Peter is brought in for being drunk, he's from Russia. He's with his friend Mikey. Peter says they are like brothers, Mikey says not so much. He has one tooth, says it's like paradise in jail here, they need to see a Russian jail. He doesn't think he has a drinking problem though he's been there a few times. They need to sober up before they can leave. He laughs about having dental problems, since he has one gold tooth, that's it. They are waiting for a room and know exactly which one they are getting. They are happy and laughing about it. #103. 8/9/07|
|4||Las Vegas, NV Clark Co. Detention Center - Officer Nicole Sittre cuffs whores. Cops fill a wagon with whores before they come in and all are dressed to impress. They have to spilt the men and women up and are getting large amounts of whores and have to go through their purses. They find condoms and dildos as they freak out cops are going through their stuff. Desarae got busted with Alyssa (18) who is a big fat white girl that is photographed. #104. 8/9/07|
|5||Tampa, FL Orient Road Jail Ė Deputy Laura Alvarez says check in is hard, the most dangerous part is when the cuffs come off, you donít know how they will act. She searches James who is brought in for DWI. She says he reeks of pot and checks his shoes and mouth. He tries to eat the pot and drops it on the table. She finds pot in his pocket so he got another felony for bringing it into jail. #105. 8/16/07|
|6||Phoenix, AZ Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail - Sgt. Anthony Scheffener meets all kinds of people - drug addicts, alcoholics, combatives. He has 5 kids, wants to make a difference, make them feel safe and briefs them on what to expect. Then Rudolphe starts fights nearby and cops have to take him down and hold him. #106. 8/16/07|
|7||Paterson, NJ Passaic Co. Jail - Officer Kevin Morales has been there 13 years, in booking 10 years. They get all kinds, when youíve seen it allÖthen an alarm goes off. Itís a code red call in the dorm of a fight, everyone has to go including K-9. They have to lock the door behind them. Two guys are going at it and they shoot them with pepper bullets. #107. 8/23/07|
|8||Las Vegas, NV Clark Co. Detention Center - Officer Nicole Sittre has been there 3 years and loves it. Sheís seen a lot, it doesnít surprise her. Diana is charged with domestic violence and screams to let go of her arm. She wails and moans about her arm so they take her to a nurse. #108. 8/23/07|
|9||Tampa, FL Orient Road Jail - Cpl Dawn Bryant says thereís a lot of males there and they need to be treated with respect. Richie is brought in for disorderly conduct. Heís white with a shaved head and acts black. He says he was wrongly arrested and is tired of all the people talking to him, but will talk to the nurse. #109. 8/30/07|
|10||Tampa, FL Orient Road Jail - Deputy Laura Alvarez says the most dangerous part is when they come in because they could be high, you never know what to expect. Troy is brought in for DWI and he wanders around. She tells him no one has his car keys, he canít be coming up to them. Deputy Derek Shaw says they arenít supposed to come back there. #110. 9/8/07|
|11||Tampa, FL Orient Road Jail - Deputy Augusto Santos says some night it could be rough and tumble, lots of fights, people wonít comply and some nights are nice and slow. If not the holding cells get full with 13-14 people each. They go out to see Deputy Beau Dobson who has a drunk woman named Connie. She wants her lawyer, they say no. #111. 9/13/07|
|12||Austin, TX Travis County Criminal Justice Complex - Officer Steve Witt has been there 18 years, itís a good place to work, a variety of cons, drugs, alcohol, assault & family violence. The hardest are DUIs and little people give them a hard time. James is brought in for public intoxication to see the judge later. #112. 9/20/07|
|13||Las Vegas, NV Clark Co. Detention Center - Officer Jonathan Peterson says heís been there 5 Ĺ years and in booking 5 years. Itís interesting, fun to see, every night is different. Bruce is brought in for trespassing. Heís been there 100 times for alcohol and they all thought he was dead. #113. 9/27/07|
|14||Austin, TX Travis County Criminal Justice Complex - Officer Vincente Jaramillo says his peeve is the person that wants his phone call, a lawyer and their dad is a lawyer. Cops go through anger training so they donít go to their level. He has to calm down so it doesnít escalate. Rachel charged with public intoxication. She kicks her shoes off. They say thereís a 27 in her. She asks whatís that, a light in her vagina? No. #114. 10/4/07|
After a month the show started rerunning on My9. For season 2 the new episodes started airing on My9 first and the show is shortened to the better name of - Jail, one word like Cops. After 3 months these episodes started airing on truTV under the old title.
|15||Fort Myers, FL - Lee Co Justice Center - Deputy Vince Amoroso says itís the downtown jail, maximum security, murders, kidnappers, people like that, they have as many as 700 inmates a night. He goes to the garage to see Deputy Kenneth Ellis. Joseph has a domestic battery, burglary and 3 separate batteries who is mouthing off. He has pepper spray on his face, is loud and says heís no killer, doesnít do drugs, just put me in the shower. He keeps cursing and yells slurs at the black men inside. He says he has more mace for him if he doesnít stop. He doesn't and gets sprayed, keeps talking, gets sprayed again, then again. He slams into the door and fights and they take him down. They put him in a cell. Sgt. James Whitney says he tried to break out of the car and tried to flee, he continued from there. He shows the recording of him yelling at people and trying to break away. Christopher just turned 18 and is brought in to the adult side. He is charged with drugs. They make him kneel and he says they threw him against the wall. They say heís holding and will have a nurse check him before the cuffs come off. Deputy Marsha Suthpin calls for a nurse to cover them. He says this is wrong, they are abusing him, heíll file a complaint. He just had surgery on his arm 2 days ago. He has stitches, why is he out doing this at 1am? He wasnít. He violated juvenile charges, now he can go to adult jail. He's been released to mommy & daddy before, but no more. He says he needs to call his dad, nope, youíll have to wait to make the call. Las Vegas, NV Clark Co. Detention Center/Modesto, CA Stanislaus Co Menís Jail #201. 1/29/08|
|16||Austin, TX Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Ben Medrando has been there 5 years, 90% of people come in drunk. It doesnít discriminate between old, new, educated or not. Justin comes for public intox, heís drunk and they take his sunglasses off. Modesto, CA Stanislaus Co Menís Jail/Memphis, TN Shelby County Jail #202. 1/29/08|
|17||Modesto, CA - Stanislaus Co Menís Jail - Deputy Monte Sanders works intake, one of the more dangerous jobs because they are fresh off the street, angry, high or whatever. Benny is charged with hit & run/DUI. He hit a parked car because someone swerved behind him, someone passed him, he was blindsided and hit, swerved, he almost hit the car, he wishes he died. Money will buy his way out of freedom, his dadís money. Heís not on drugs, just vicadin for his back. Heís 20 and has been in and out of there plenty of times since 2004. He got out of a robbery charge before. He passes out in the cell and they check on him, heís unresponsive and they have to put him in detox to watch him. He can barely walk, says heís tired. Yeah, right. He lays on the ground, says heíll see him on the street and will wave with his .357. Monte says being called names is part of the job. James is charged with domestic violence. He says he tries to be the best dad he can. Heís a white racist and wants to be on the third floor away from any blacks. They donít have the third floor anymore, itís integrated. We can put you in PC. Iíll get raped there. Itís his sisterís idea, she called him. He was trying to discipline his daughter who ran away. CPS says he could hit his kid if he didnít leave a mark. You mustíve left a mark. He didnít. He asks the cop who was there who didnít see it, they didnít take pictures. He wonít sign the papers and says to put it in his ass and bite it. They put him in a cell. He wants GP and wonít kill himself. They say they have to watch him. He starts screaming about getting some, then cries. Heís in for kicking his wife and heís drunk, they have low tolerance for him. Portland, OR (Also in 205)/Austin, TX #203. 2/5/08|
|18||Las Vegas, NV - Clark Co. Detention Center - Lupe is charged with burglary. He stole a little TV monitor, he doesnít know, kinda like a security camera, something like that. Have any priors? No. Sgt. Tom Richards talks to him. First time, heís never been there, heís from Kansas, came to visit his kids. He got stuck out here for gambling, lost his money, he wanted to make money to get back. Sgt. Kevin Gelter says itís a felony, not being cited, you are being booked. He says itís only $289. Did they charge you with larceny or burglary? Burglary, then thatís a felony. He doesnít know why he did it, something that was really dumb, heíll never ever do it again. They get a call that Mr. Simpson is on the way. They have to escort O.J. Simpson in, like anyone else, no special treatment. Itís 6:50pm, the media is all over. They will walk him in and put him in belly chains. OJ is charged with violating a court order. Heís cuffed and itís chaos outside. He's wearing a white visor. They will process him like a regular bondsman, When the cuffs come off, put them on your head. He didnít expect to be back here so soon. They ask him how everythingís going. He says his dog had 7 puppies, a couple died, for the first time in a month he was playing golf, couldnít wait to get out there. Did you get the same attention as before? Yeah. Officer Barry Redmon says he will be screened fast because heís high profile. Give him any medication he needs. They take his picture. Sgt. Jeff Morse shows his previous photo. They check his charges, he wasnít doing what he was supposed to, so heís back. He asks what his charges are, the same ones, nothing new. He was felling great, had a poker game at his house, was working on his golf swing. They mustíve known he was doing well. He says heís back, they say theyíll give him room 32 upstairs. Whatís the significance of that? Anything you need? He wants something to read, but his guy took him too fast. He said he was going to Vegas and he didnít want to go back. He used to like going there. They always treat him nice here, itís his second time, everyone is always professional to him. He knows the truth will set him free. Itís not their job to judge him, itís to get him through the system. Heíll will be with them for a week until he goes to court. Itís ironic heís put in cell #32, same as his football number, chances of that are slim to none.Tulsa, OK Ė David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center/Hillsboro, OR Ė Washington County Jail #204. 2/12/08|
|19||Portland, OR Ė Multnomah Co Justice Center - Sgt. Catherine Gorton says being a female is an advantage when a lot of men come through who are agitated and calm down with a woman. Then they are times it doesnít happen, so they bring it down. Tulsa, OK Ė David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center/Austin, TX Travis County Criminal Justice Center #205. 2/19/08|
|20||Tulsa, OK - David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center Sheriffís Office - Officer Jonathon Pursley says has been there 14 months, deals with all kinds from drunks to the polite upstanding citizen, if you break the law in Tulsa you end up here. Portland, OR Ė Multnomah Co Justice Center/Austin, TX Travis County Criminal Justice Center #206. 2/26/08|
|21||Portland, OR - Multnomah Co Justice Center Sheriffís Office - Sgt. Catherine Gorton says what she likes most is the coworkers and different people who come through the door. They all have different behaviors, which is a challenge to them. These are the people normal people donít want to deal with. Tim is charged with public drinking and littering and flips out when an alarm sounds. Santa Ana, CA/Tampa, FL #207. 4/29/08|
|22||Las Vegas, NV - Clark Co. Detention Center - Sgt. William Lipski says he loves the job, has a great time working there no matter how hard it gets or how many people want to fight with you and get combative, always something different. They have Clement in a spit mask. His says his grandfather was the first king of Hawaii. Tulsa, OK/Austin, TX #208. 5/6/08|
|23||Tulsa, OK - David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center Sheriffís Office - Officer Rachel Berkowitz says itís direct supervision, they are allowed to sit down, make calls, bond out or go up to a pod. They treat them like people, give them a chance to prove it before they are put in a cell. Malia is brought in for public intoxication and warrants. She yells not to touch me, I hate you, heís a man, get him off of me. Las Vegas, NV/Portland, OR #209. 5/13/08|
|24||Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Jeff Ford has been there 7 years and mostly in central booking. He searches people for things they canít have. He talks to James in a room who wonít stop pounding on the door. Heíll stay there until he can comply. He says heís knocking, but he isnít. Santa Ana, CA/Las Vegas, NV #210. 5/20/08|
|25||Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Jeff Ford says he loves it, gets to see different things every day, but will miss it since heís going to go out on the street. Heís looking forward to it. Jose is brought in for public intoxication and doesnít take medication, heís just stupid and drunk. Las Vegas, NV/Austin, TX #211. 5/20/08|
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|26||Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Vicente Jaramillo says it is capable of holding 300 people. They can house public intox to rapists, gangs, murderers, to high level. If you get arrested in Austin this is where youíll stop and the process will let you out. Ronald is charged with trespassing and public intox. He's an old guy who is screaming and yelling. They tell him to calm down, then he spits on them and they slam him to the floor. He says you are breaking my ribs. You were cool all this time, now we need a restraint chair. He tries to spit, but it was mostly air. They wrap his face up and put a spit mask on. He says if he wasnít tied up he would get them. He sees the chair and freaks out. They tell him to relax. He jerks his hand when they lock him in and put the mask on. His nose is all bloody. He says you hit me I defend myself. Joseph is charged with public intox and says heís sorry heíll do what heís supposed to do and be a good boy, you got that? He repeats it all loud. Is that OK? You are doing wonderful. I definitely need to see the nurse, I donít want to be exposed. You wonít. Youíve been here before and know the deal. They take his shoes and socks. He loves them, he knows them, doesnít care about being cold. Is that it? He gets up and starts slamming his head against the window. They get the restraint chair for him. He says heís a Marine Veteran from the Gulf War, you proud of yourself? They put a spit mask on him and he says he canít breathe. If I hyper ventilate and go to the mental hospital youíll be sorry. Heís still a little unstable, drunk, nurse will evaluate him, then will take him to where itís quieter and wonít be able to incite people as much. They go back to Ronald and take him out of the chair. They take his picture. Heís calmed down quite a bit now, wonít take responsibility for what he did, thatís all right. Portland, OR - Multnomah Co Justice Center/Austin, TX #301. 9/9/08|
|27||Tulsa, OK - David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center - Deputy Miranda Munson says it was built in 1999, capacity to bed 1714 people, they are at 1469, have a wide array of criminal offenders and they are able to deal with every single one of them. Sounds like we have someone that is getting a little combative. Rodrigo is charged with DUI, no license or insurance and screaming and fighting. Cops jump on him and hold him down. He speaks in Spanish and they warn he will get tased. They hold his harms back and lead him to a cell with the taser on him. He tried to grab and twist her hands and he broke her watch and it makes her mad. Gwendolyn was brought in on DUI and got belligerent. She will cool off and hopefully get booked and looks like an old man with shaved head. She licks the window. If only you knew what was on that window like bloody faces. Tell my life story, it all began in the beginning. Not now. Hands on the wall, stand back, not lean back. She says she wet her pants a little bit, needs to wash her feet, can I take a hot shower? Eventually. What is this on your head - drawings? I want to get tattoos, canít decide to what to get. She has a dagger and cross. Officer Deanna Phillips says sheís homeless, has a warrant, no bond, gets a warm place to stay. She seems pretty happy, better than screaming and cursing. She sits on the floor trying to put her shoes on. She takes her pants off, but they tell her not to. They put her in a cell and says the security guard told her to. She exploded while they were trying to take her mugshot so she needs to cool off. Las Vegas, NV/Portland, OR #302. 9/9/08|
|28||Fort Myers, FL - Lee Co Justice Center - Deputy Sean Mukkaddam says has been working there 2 Ĺ years, knew his entire life he wanted to be there, he applied when he was 19, now he is 22. He doesnít know if he wants to go on the road, itís a good department to work for, supervisors are really good. An inamte refuses to get locked down, they OC sprayed him and are waiting to get authorization for pepper balls. He doesnít want to go, itís jail, you donít get to choose. Lt. Robert Reis says he has to go with the one guy, heíll go in and pepper ball him if he has to. He gives him one last chance and they go in. They shoot him a couple times, then he goes down. They will tase him, but he listens and hacks and coughs. There is yellow spray on the wall. They bring the nurse down who says heís OK. They strip him down and he complains. They take the cuffs off and put him in the new cell. Heís making the time here harder for himself. They have a new man, one who is highly drunk, but no charges. He puts him in the drunk tank and takes a portable BAC, they have to be under .005 to leave. Brooke is brought in and sheís fat in a grey tank top. Officer Diego Orjuela asks what she blew. A .101. She asks what she has to do, her brotherís girlfriend is crazy, she hasnít pressed charges because sheís a criminal mastermind felon from Michigan, she is very very very smart and knows how to manipulate people, thatís the one you want, sheís a professional psychopath, itís like Jerry Springer, She has all jailhouse tattoos, hers are all professional. They laugh. She can go if she gets a ride. Austin, TX/Paterson, NJ #303. 9/16/08|
|29||Las Vegas, NV - Clark Co. Detention Center - Officer Jothan Peterson says every time he comes in itís a different frame of mind from what you are at home to the way you are in jail dealing with criminal minds. He is ready to operate as a cop to deal with them. Amanda is charged with battery and domestic violence and is going around screaming and cursing. They put her in a room and she demands a phone call and there is one next door her. She asks are you going to beat me against the wall and make it bloody? She slams the phone against the wall. Sgt. Tom Richards says not to or youíll be stripped down. She didnít do anything. You fought with your aunt. Marlania is charged with soliciting. She says the drugs on her belong to her wife. They got married in Hawaii. Officer Mathew Downing says they caught her whoring, sheís been doing drugs, but says sheís clean a week. Her wife is in prison for transporting drugs. She has a 3 year old kid, her wifeís brother got her pregnant, just had sex for 2 minutes. Sheís violent, she cut her throat, got 48 stitches. Sheís still with her, sheís Sicilian, they stick with them. Amanda is put in a restraint chair and complains about the phone not working. Well banging it off the wall will do that. She complains she didnít do anything wrong, call her aunt. She wants a cigarette and a drink. They put her in a room. Officer Amanda Byley says they need another female cop before they can handle her. Marlania has been arrested 50 times for it. She makes more money on weekends and when she gets out. Austin, TX/Las Vegas, NV #304. 9/23/08|
|30||Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Jeff Ford says they are downtown, central booking on any night gets a wide variety of folks from traffic tickets, assault or murder, can be easy or tough depending on how many they get or quality. He goes to an uncooperative woman. She yells you are not going to put me someplace, fights, they take her to the ground and cuff her. Sheís going to tell somebody the truth. Donít grab my hand. Iím not going to let me treat me bad. Virginia is charged with assault & family violence. She keeps saying she promises she hasnít done anything and will sit there, my mother is in, my husband is doing this to me because he doesnít want her to. They put her in a restraint chair and mask and she still fights. She yells she is innocent and then screams loud. Itís alcohol. Later they need to get prints and ask if there will be any problems. No. I donít have any diseases. She doesnít understand why she can be arrested if she didnít do anything. You havenít been found guilty yet. They were at my house, I didnít do anything. Officer Rebecca Meador takes her picture. She should be able to go home. They print her. Do you need to use the phone? I want to go home! Tell me what I did! She turns red and they have to hold and cuff her again. I can fight harder than anyone else out here! Please! I didnít do anything!! They bring out the restraint chair again and hold her face. You didnít have to make it this difficult. Did I hit anyone? You have to give me a reason for being here. I swear I will prosecute you people for this, I donít hit people. Sgt. Edward Sewell talks to her. Remember resisting with the officer? Where? Downstairs. Why did they grab me out of my house? Do you know where you are? She wonít listen. Itís not illegal to smell like alcohol in your own house. Sheíll go to court when she calms down and maybe get released. Santa Ana, CA/Las Vegas, NV #305. 9/30/08|
|31||Salt Lake City, UT - Metropolitan Jail - Sgt. Michael DeNiro says he wanted to get into law enforcement, went through the academy to work there a couple years, but liked it so much. He likes the organization and the controlled environment. Glenn is charged with public intox & trespassing saying heís superstar. Heís cuffed to a bench and hops over it. Officer Richard Chipping says to remember what he said. He tells him not to talk to him. Heís trying to hurt himself so they need to put him in a body restraint. They go to stop him and he grabs his throat with his hands after he flips himself around. He fights and says he wonít hurt them. They put a bag on his head and he wants to get on his knees. He says to take the bag off his head or heíll freak out. He does freak out and begs them to take it off. It takes 7 people to hold him down and put the wrap around him. He begs them to stop and says heís sorry. Heís put on a stretcher and is wheeled into a cell where he is locked up and he says he can't see and his back hurts. It keeps them sitting, they can breath, will check him later. Rich says he went into someoneís house drunk, they asked him to leave and he came back fighting. He was yelling at the cops, was hitting his head on the door and trying to choke himself out. They go back to Glenn and heís moaning and says heís been locked up for 6 hours, he canít move or breathe. He crawled toward the door and cries he ruined his life, heís so sorry. They start to unwrap him and he says they shouldnít have done that before. It was agitated and not calming down. He was in it for 34 minutes, but to him it felt like hours. Austin, TX/Tulsa, OK #306. 10/7/08|
|32||Tulsa, OK - David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center - Deputy John Burks says heís been there a year and half, wanted a job that was exciting, wanted it different every day, helping the people and public. He gets an alarm for an inmate fight. They go over and two black guys are fighting. They wonít break up so they are tased. Antonio got FTA and drugs. Joey FTA and drug charges. John shows the wire and prongs from the taser for evidence. Sgt. Deana Wood says it was code blue, donít know why, it was over the phone. Officer Theron Richardville talks to Joey, he says he was on the phone, hung up got back on over and over. There was a big line for the phone with 100 people there and 4 on line. He yelled at him, then it went to a fight. Ant says he grabbed at him, he stopped him, he wasnít swinging at him, doesnít know if he did or not. Joey wanted to call his mom, the line got longer and he wanted to jump the line to use the phone and got into it in front of anybody. He hit me first, he hit him after that. He got up to defend himself and then he got electrocuted. He wasnít trying to get in trouble, just doing his time, he didnít say anything to him. He jumped the whole line in front of 4 people. You are looking at 30 days in segregation. Even if itís self-defense? Yes. Austin, TX/Paterson, NJ #307. 11/18/08|
|33||Salt Lake City, UT - Metropolitan Jail Sheriffís Office - Sgt. Michael DeNiro says it holds minimum to maximum security. They have little beds, have to let misdemeanors go. Fort Worth, TX - Green Bay Facility Tarrant Co. Sheriffís Office #308. 11/25/08|
|34||Salt Lake City, UT - Metropolitan Jail Sheriffís Office - Sgt. Michael DeNiro says they have 2080 beds and they are pretty much full, people who are compliant come down, get to use the phone. Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Jeff Ford says public intox they see quite frequently, itís just a fine, no jail time. Las Vegas, NV Clark County Detention Center #309. 3/10/09|
|35||Austin, TX - Travis Co Criminal Justice Center - Officer Steven Ellis says they can get 150 a night, a range from DUI to public assault. Joseph is charged with assault causing bodily injury and says he knows his rights. Las Vegas, NV Clark County Detention Center - Officer Ray Chaillet says heís been there 11 years, didnít start there, gravitated toward it since all his family are cops. Fort Worth, TX - Belknap Facility Tarrant County Sheriffís Office - Sgt. Virgil Palmer says heís been there 25 years. Of all the jobs he had itís a childhood dream. #310. 3/17/09|
|36||Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Steven Ellis says 20-30% that come through on a Friday night are alcohol abuse. Have to have a tough skin. When they walk out that are nice people. Patrick charged with public intox need to go to the bathroom, wants to know what heís being charged with. Donít race your voice. Get on your knees. Get on my knees, my ass. Iím a civilian, you are no cooperating, you are not listening. If I try to get up youíll push me down. Stay down, I didnít arrest you, I donít have your charges. They put a spit mask on him to calm him down. He sleeps and they come back. Do I look publically intoxicated? Your sister does? If I had one. I can walk anyway you want. Iím trying to get you to cooperate. Do not approach me. I am holding you back. Donít punch me. Iím not. He screams what have I done. He goes back to take the leg irons off and cuff him. Go out and follow the instructions. He starts again asking his charge and does he look drunk. I was in this cell 2 hours and I want to know why. I will not go over there. Sgt. Donald Banks gets the restraint chair. He fights, goes down. Heís holding my face, Iím not drunk. Another man yells heís not drunk too. I want to know why. You were told many times, 4 hours ago. They put him in a new room which he canít believe. Heís been here 4-5 hours, longer that normal turnaround time. Las Vegas, NV Clark County Detention Center - Officer Tonilynn Trapuzzano has been there 9 months, before this she was a hairdresser and had a client who worked here and encouraged her to test for it. Charlotte, NC Mecklenburg County Jail Arrest Processing Sheriffís Office - Deputy Robert Stokes says has been there 3 years, when people come in he tries to get them talking to judge if they are intoxicated, angry or upset. Then you can judge their demeanor. He does his best to be patient even if they donít deserve it. Evan Lockwood is charged with injury to property. Heís a child of god, never been arrested, momma doesnít know where he is, doesnít care, he smokes pot it grows out of the ground, not coke or heroin, doesnít do anything like coke. He was in movies. Robert Duvall played his dad in Rambling Rose (1991), he was in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). His dad hung himself 5 years ago in his basement and he cut him down. He canít stand, but heís not drunk. Four guys jumped him, he was hit in the eye, He will be the next Billy Graham if god lets him. The nurse says he has an eye injury and they take him to the hospital. Heís pretty bad, should be back soon. He cries, his girls saved his life. Looks pretty bad, have to make sure heís safe to come back. 6/26/08 - heís brought back talking heís the child of the most high god. Loosen my handcuffs before I kill someone. Cpl Kent Rhodes tells him to listen, slide these on your feet. He says to listen to him and they hold him down. He doesnít care, will have their jobs, He says his knee is about broken, his wrists are bleeding and they are disrespecting him. He keeps struggling and they put him in a cell with force. You need to stop know, will be a whole lot easier if you calm down. Until you calm down and talk you will be sitting here. He says he will kill him if he has the chance. Keep making threats, so heíll stay. He keeps banging his head on the door. They tell him he will stay longer for doing this. His says itís fine, call his mom. He canít call his mom. He says he can, itís the USA, he has rights, he pays their salary. He smirks, He wants their name, theyíll write it down. He says heís not trying to get him fired. You wonít. Iím a business owner in this community. He bangs his head again and again, says they wonít come in because he will kill someone. They have to make sure heís safe. He wants his mom, what kind of country is this? They put him in the restraint chair and spit mask. He says they are shameful and all going to hell. He canít see, you are trying to hurt me, they canít hurt him, only god can, the devil canít even hurt him, behind me devil. Then he says the straps hurt him, too tight. Get behind me devil, they will have to check him 4 times an hour. #311. 3/24/09|
|37||Fort Worth, TX - Corrections Center Tarrant County Sheriffís Office - Cpl. Martin Klahm says the inmates they house are waiting for their court dates, they arenít all guilty, some are in the wrong place at the wrong time, we arenít here to punish them, just to hold them until their court dates. San Diego, CA Central Jail Sheriffís Dept - Deputy Luis Gomez says been there a year and half, itís one of the best jobs you can have. Tulsa, OK David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center Sheriffís Office - Officer Marcus Berry says he loves the job because every day is different, donít know what to expect. #312. 3/31/09|
|38||Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Jeff Ford says 80-90% of the people they get are really upset. The rest are OK with it and make it quite enjoyable, likes to see them because it breaks the monotony. San Diego, CA Central Jail Sheriffís Office - Deputy Luis Gomez says when he got out of college he didnít want a boring day job, first day was scary because they are dangerous bad guys all around, people have mental problems, donít know how they will act. Charlotte, NC Mecklenburg County Jail Arrest Processing - Sheriffís Office - Sgt. Joseph Hughes says has been there 13 years, will treat others like he wants to be, loves training, getting the job done, supervising and leading. #313. 4/28/09|
|39||Charlotte, NC Mecklenburg County Jail Arrest Processing - Sheriffís office - Deputy Tarvin Oliver says has been there 14 years, greatest asset is personal skills to deal with the worst people walking around. Every day the goal is to go home safe. San Diego, CA Central Jail - Sheriffís Dept Deputy Nicholas Ramirez says itís fortunate to work with someone you are in sync with. Portland, OR - Multnomah County Justice Center - Sgt. Catherine Gorton says on any given night they can get alcohol in public up to aggravated murder. #314. 5/4/09|
|40||San Diego, CA Central Jail - Sheriffís Dept - Cpl Brad Lawson says heís been there 5 years, itís booking so lots of contact with people off the streets, donít know their charges, everyone is a potential threat, makes it more fun. Portland, OR - Multnomah County Justice Center - Sgt. Muhammad Raíoof says the job is the most important job in the office, they come in high, upset and they are 20 people with him working to calm them down and make them safe. Fort Worth, TX - Corrections Center Tarrant Co. Sheriffís Office - Cpl. Martin Klahm says did 4 years in Marines, got out, needed money, went on to personal protection, been with the country 2 years, youíll reap what you sure here. #315. 5/11/09|
|41||Las Vegas, NV Clark County Detention Center - Officer Kier Barjon says has been there 9 months, wanted to do it quite some time, went through the academy at 40, will know what heís doing the next 20 years, not many people can sat that. Portland, OR - Multnomah Co Justice Center - Sgt. Catherine Gorton says itís a very depressing place, people donít want to be there, there are invisible to the public, but do their part supporting the community. Albuquerque, NM Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center - Sgt. Estevan Mora says they have 2800 inmates from big felonies to low misdemeanors, 1% cause problems, some stay off meds, some attack others, rest are fine. trutv only #316. 6/21/09|
|42||Portland, OR - Multnomah Co Justice Center Sheriffís Office - Sgt. Catherine Gorton says sheís been there 11 years, drug of choice went from to heroin to crack to meth. It makes them more mentally challenging, more of a strain on the officers when they go home. Las Vegas, NV Clark Co. Detention Center - Officer Mark Hopkins has been there 7 years, no desire for patrol, gets busy, they can get 150-165 a shift. Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Roger Harper says they have minimum, medium and maximum and can book up to 100 a night. (IAJ premiere) #317. 6/21/09|
|43||Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Steven Ellis says 20-30% that come through on a Friday night are alcohol abuse. Have to have a tough skin. When they walk out that are nice people. Patrick charged with public intox need to go to the bathroom, wants to know what heís being charged with. Donít race your voice. Get on your knees. Get on my knees, my ass. Iím a civilian, you are no cooperating, you are not listening. If I try to get up youíll push me down. Stay down, I didnít arrest you, I donít have your charges. They put a spit mask on him to calm him down. He sleeps and they come back. Do I look publicaly intoxicated? Your sister does? If I had one. I can walk anyway you want. Iím trying to get you to cooperate. Do not approach me. I am holding you back. Donít punch me. Iím not. He screams what have I done. He goes back to take the leg irons off and cuff him. Go out and follow the instructions. He starts again asking his charge and does he look drunk. I was in this cell 2 hours and I want to know why. I will not go over there. Sgt. Donald Banks gets the restraint chair. He fights, goes down. Heís holding my face, Iím not drunk. Another man yells heís not drunk too. I want to know why. You were told many times, 4 hours ago. They put him in a new room which he canít believe. Heís been here 4-5 hours, longer that normal turnaround time. Las Vegas, NV Clark County Detention Center (from #311) Charlotte, NC Mecklenburg County Jail Arrest Processing (from #311) #318. 6/28/09|
|44||Bad Girls - Portland, OR - Multnomah Co Justice Center - Sheriffís Office Sgt. Catherine Gorton says sheís been there 11 years, the drug of choice went from to pot to heroine into crack to meth.Las Vegas, NV Clark Co. Detention Center - Officer Joshua McEwen says he's been there a little over a year, his dad is a patrol officer and wanted to talk him out of it, because it can hard on a family. Portland, OR - Multnomah Co Justice Center - Sgt. Catherine Gorton says has been there 11 years, always knew she wanted to do this, fell into corrections, really enjoys it. Tacoma, WA Pierce County Detention & Correction Center - Officer Elizabeth Wyatt Earp says a female will search a female and a male with search a male. (Title added - My9 repeat of #318. 7/7/09|
|45||Bad Boys - Las Vegas, NV Clark County Detention Center - Officer Mark Hopkins has been there almost 7 years, no desire for patrol anymore, gets busy, they can get 150-165 a shift/Austin, TX - Travis Co Criminal Justice Center - Officer Roger Harper says they have minimum, medium and maximum and can book up to 50 to 100 a night. (Title added - My9 repeat of #317) 7/14/09|
|46||Best of - Austin, TX - Criminal Justice Center - Officer Jermaine Gaspard says heís been there 2 years today, has seen it all there from Class C public intox to felony murder. #306. Portland, OR - Multnomah Co Justice Center - Deputy Charles Norton says they are in the heart of downtown, high rate of homicides, they go up and down drastically. . #301. Austin, TX - Travis County Criminal Justice Center - Officer Jeff Ford says you have to use the best verbal judo you possibly can. #301. #318. 9/20/09|
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