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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
All I have to say is FUCK this prison& their stupid policies, I recently wrote to a close friend in there hoping to brighten his spirits cos I know its rough being locked up, and I wrote this long emotional amazing letter to him& left a kiss at the bottom. The guards refused to give it to him because of the lipgloss at the bottom............. I know for a fact I've written letters to family in jail and left kisses at the bottom of the letter, and not ONCE has my letter ever been discarded without being read, BY THE PERSON ITS ADDRESSED TO... And if it's really THAT big of a deal, it could've been EASILY scratched out. But no, I just wasted time, pouring out my feelings and trying to do everything in my power to make this man happy if only temporarily, but no, the pricks at the Toronto east correctional center are apparently useless insensitive bastards. And they owe me a fucking stamp and the two weeks I spent waiting for a reply to my letter back. Smh.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
"I was on court range with 4 people that was with me when arrested. Some Tamils claimed to be Tamil Tigers or whatever, and tried to take our food and shit on the first night. Ain t the first time inside so we let them have it, and by mornin everyone else on the range gave most of their food to us for 3 straight days until we got bail.
He thought we were punks but when we took off our shirts and they saw all the dragon tattoos on our backs and the chest plates and stab wounds and big slashing scars they shut the fuck up. They thought chinese ppl were easy to punk off. Well here s some advice for those who go in soon or whatever, unless you are real tough and got balls, keep your mouth shut and do as your told. Don t take a shower without your shorts on unless u wana get stabbed. some of these guys here are plain chumps, but some are there for a reason, and they re dangerous.
So stay sharp and keep your mouth shut, if it dont belong to you, don t take it, don t try to act tough, try to be respectful, some of the people in there are pretty nice once you get to know them.
1 important rule, if a person s bigger than you, smellier than you, buffer than you, older than you, he can fuck you up, if you got approached by a giant or a faggot with a knife, do as your told and don t be a tough guy. I saw too many incidences in those 3 days of guys thinking they walk in and think they re king. Stay safe."
"I spent 10 month in this centre. I was together 52 days on hunger strike. I try to help 3 kids , who was sexually abused. No one in all Canada was brave enough to help them. So they keep me there to silenced me. Anyway thanks to all officers,they were good . Maybe someone remembered me."
Want to echo the comments about shutting up and doing your own time. I did a small bid there and that s how you make it out in one piece.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
"I did time there in 2001 and found out quickly that if you keep your mouth shut, your eyes closed and respond only when you re spoken to, you will be respected not only by the inmates but by the CO s, too.
Friday, December 18, 2009
"The east is so boring. I did about 6 months here waiting for trial on a stolen car charge. When you first get there off the wagon, they put you in a holding cell with the other inmates who came with you. Then they feed you with whatever they had for lunch or dinner depending on what time you got there. Then they process you one by one and then strip searched and then put in another holding cell where you put on the prison issued clothing which is blue boxers, orange shirt, and orange jump suit, unless you have court the next day where they let you keep on your street clothes.
Then they start to call your names to bring you to where you re going to be staying. The guys who had court the next day were going to court cells which is a range where all inmates who had court the next day were being held. For the rest of the inmates you were going to be housed on the 3rd, 4th, or 5th floor ranges. Each floor had for example 3AE, 3AW, 3BE, 3BW, 3CE, or 3CW. The W stands for west side, and E stands for east side. Same for the 4th and 5th floors. The 2nd floor was work range for those inmates who wanted to work in the kitchen or laundry.
For me I was sent to 4CW. Now when you first get into the actual range, there s usually going to be a list of rules that everyone in the range will follow no matter who you are, and there s always going to be 2 to 4 guys who make sure the rules are followed. So when you get in the range, that person who runs the range will tell you to read the rules posted on the wall, and to tell you take a shower right away as long as it s not lockup time. The person who runs the range is usually the person who s been there the longest.
So now that you re here you start to get institutionalized, getting used to the routine. The routine here at the East is 18 hour lock down per day, but they do have a radio in the cell if you re lucky enough to have a working one. So each day starts with wake-up for breakfast at 7am. The guards bring in the food truck and unlock the cell for the servers, who usually are the guys who run the range. Then the guard goes around each cell to unlock the flap so breakfast can be served in your cell. After the breakfast is served, the guard locks the servers back in their cell and leaves and gives about 30 minutes to eat before coming back to collect all the trays.
After that we wait about 1 hour before they let us out of our cells for daily clean up, phone calls, watch TV and showers. Then about 11am we get locked up again for lunch. Same routine as breakfast. About 1pm they let us out again for showers or yard time. Then about 3:30pm its lockup again for dinner. Same routine as breakfast. About 6pm they let us out again for showers, TV, or phone calls. Then back to lockup again at 8:30pm for the rest of the day until the next morning.
So you better have lots of books to help you get by time or writing. Nowadays there s no smoking in Ontario prisons, so its very difficult to get tobacco. Usually we did it through clothing changes, or got it from guards when you stay long enough and start to get to know certain guards you get certain favours. With lighters even though the gas runs out, you can still light tobacco with the spark of the flints from the lighter off the lint of your socks put on toilet paper. Once you stay long enough you get creative.
With regards to supervision here, the guards just stay in the office, waiting for you to yell CO if you need something. They rely on the unit cameras to see if any illegal stuff happens, but if there s a fight, its too late before the guards come to the rescue of the guy getting smashed. It was pretty violent when I was there. Saw lots of fights, lucky I stuck to my own business where everyone was ok with me cause they began to know I would keep quiet if any problems.
Anyways that s my story of the time I spent in the East Detention Centre."
Friday, September 14, 2007
This place really sucks If you ever get in trouble in toronto try to avoid this place power trippers in this S.H.
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