I spent just under a year here as a teenager, in 1999-2000. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. This place is a disgusting dirty shit hole! Every time they let me out of my cell I would have to fight some one, the gaurds were very disrespectful and abusive. One time the guard ramed my head off the steel door a few times then tried to break my fingers. some times the inmates think it's a great idea to flood the cells so they would back up the toilet and just keep flusing it till there was shitty toilet water all over the cell block. I witnessed on numerous occasion the guards abuse helpless teenage kids.
all in all a pretty decent place. food as well as can be expected, guards some good some bad, same as any job place. I found it ridiculous myself and many others being there on a breach and sorry to say but the judges who do this are ridiculous, apparently over a thousand dollars a day to house an inmate when community service work would be helping cut costs instead taxpayers are paying for this....truly ridiculous. if a person is charged with a breach make them work for it not cost the taxpayers thousands of dollars. funny thing for each breach there is a charge of $100 or you can make the choice and do a day, one day in jail...this is totally ludicrous....so for 42 days I was there I cost you all 4200 when I could have been punished accordingly. put in a jail/daycare where you get t.v. phone, programs, people to chat with is not much of a punishment. making me clean a halfway house, or work at a soup kitchen or anything to help out the community would be all better. so shame on the judges, for there really is ALOT of people in there for breaches.