From Divided Core:
A writer friend of mine is serving some time in a Northern California jail and wrote an insightful letter which sheds some light on his experience behind bars. With his permission, I’ve transcribed his letter to share with others. For those who are interested, here’s what he wrote:
Thank you for the reading material – the books made it in, but the pornographic magazines, I am told, did not get past screening and were confiscated by the guards (I suspect they’ll be making paper mache of those pages forthwith). Good show though; The Thought Gang will suffice for now.
Here at the North County Detention Facility there is an extensive library for the inmates in our compound: Building 101, which houses around 200 people. We share a large “day-room” with tables, games, and televisions. There are ten dorms that sleep roughly twelve people each, and we are generally free to move from our bunks to and from the day-room, or into the sunny courtyard as we please. “The Farm,” as some here call it, is summer camp compared to where I was confined three days ago.