I spent 2 years in BCC. It changed my life. I can t say the C.O. s were bad to me because they were not. They treated me with respect. I didn t think the food was bad but the beds were terrible. We had bunk bed dorms and I slept on the top. My mattress sagged bad. Never could get a different one. The air conditioning was nice and cold in the summer. All in all I was treated the way I think a prisoner should be treated. I knew I never wanted to go back so I changed my life.
"Did many years at BCC. Watched many changes come and go, rules too. Staff is hard to keep around due to the upper authorities. (Sgts and Lts.) I have seen many things on the administrative side that no other inmates have seen or ever knew about. The food is poor, canteen is overpriced and not much of a selection, and medical is poor. (They give salt for eveything, dental takes 3-6 months to be seen). The only thing I can say positive for BCC is that the maintanace staff is good to work for, because they don't treat you indifferently."
"BCC is a small institution. The housing is more than the equipment and grounds can handle for grown men. The recreation is slim and there is never enough of anything to go around. The correctional officers only want to antagonize anyone they can. Because it is a minimum camp, they think no one will knock them down. They push to create as much animosity between inmates and staff, and then when a fight breaks out, they wonder why the violence. There is nothing there to allow the frustrations to be productively reduced and if you can do something, the rules that they have attached to it makes it even more frustrating and only adds to the irritation. All the rules are petty and the medical attention sucks. "