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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:42 am

In general, with few exceptions, attorneys want their money up front, in advance, or they leave you to throw yourself on the mercy of the court.

The reasons are simple enough. If you are found guilty and sent to prison, you will be in no mood to pay your legal bill. Also, many of their clients are crooks who are not overly inclined toward scrupulous bill-paying in the first place.

These facts lawyers know only too well, so they will exert great pressure on you to pay up front before your case is decided.

You must resist their demands for large sums of money and only pay the attorney a portion of what they ask.

Defense attorneys are like stockbrokers: They collect their fees and commissions on the amount of business they do, no matter whether their customers win or lose.

As officers of the court, their first allegiance is to the legal system, even at the expense of their clients.

Most lawyers who practice in criminal courts make a good living losing most of their cases, a fact that they rarely share with their clients.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:45 am

You may think the 14th Amendment guarantees you due process, meaning bail, attorney, and a trial by peers. Unfortunately, after being locked up in the county jail, you discover that bail may be denied, lawyers are expensive, and few defendants ever get a trial.

The fact is, most people plead guilty to a lesser or reduced charge simply because they get tired of being locked up in jail, their legal defense funds run out, and they fear the possible consequences of losing a trial.

These are the cold, hard equations of crime and punishment. Most cases never go to trial. The attorney persuades the defendant (often after the lawyer has bled the patient dry of money for pre-trial hearings) not to go to trial, arguing that if they lose -- and they probably will -- they will be sentenced to the full extent of the law.

Yes, you have a Constitutional right to a fair trial, but if you exercise that right and lose the case, the prosecution most likely will demand severe sentencing penalties, in return for your having made them take the case to trial.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:47 am

Another possibility, rarely understood by first-time defendants, but well known to those with lengthier police records, is that once you plead guilty, which becomes public record and part of your police criminal justice dossier, you are more likely to be rearrested, and are easier to convict.

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) is thought by convicts to operate a better system than most states. The prisons are cleaner, with more desirable food, and the prison staff is better educated, trained, and paid. It is fair to say that most prisoners would prefer to do federal time, day for day, as compared to state time.

That said, federal prisoners are usually allowed fewer material possessions than state convicts. Individuals serving time in state prisons may have their own televisions, collections of books, music, clothes, and posters or pictures hung on their cell walls. Federal prison cells are more austere.

These prisoners are restricted to only basic items, such as five books, toiletries, and a few changes of institutional clothes, no television. All of these possessions must be able to fit in one small locker.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:48 am

You will find that every cellblock has "jailhouse lawyers" who will give you more truth than your attorney ever dared to share. (In case you were wondering, jailhouse lawyers are looked down upon by prison administrators, because they can file legal briefs for themselves and fellow inmates; it's not unusual for cons well versed in the law to find themselves transferred frequently.)
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:52 am

Will you remain sane

NEVER involve yourself with punks. Do not have sex with punks, do not associate with those who have sex with punks, etc.

Many an inmate has been killed by a jealous boyfriend. This may not seem like the shiny happy egalitarian thing to do, but believe me, neither is dying.

NEVER invoke debts you cannot repay. It is best not to invoke any debts period. When you first enter any institution, you will be approached with 241 offers. Meaning that the person will front you 1 item (pack of cigs, commissary food, whatever) but you will have to repay them two.

This is a classic trap for unexperienced inmates. If you smoke, quit. If you want items from the commissary, etc. wait until you have money on your books, or your in a position with your prison job that you can run your own hustle, and have items to barter with.

The basic rule, is to NEVER take ANYTHING on credit. This will get you killed or seriously injured or TURNED OUT and pimped to pay your bill real fast.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:57 am

Your worst nightmares come true.

Entering prison for the first time is a frightening experience. The noise level is what strikes you and it is unlike any noise that you have ever heard before. It's human noise and clamor. That, coupled with the sight of those dreary bars, made me think,

"Man, what have I gotten myself into here?!" When you have entered prison, you have entered a world unto itself. Each prison is different. What applies to one prison certainly will not apply to another.

Generally, certain common things will take place. You will be taken off of a bus or other transport, and led into the prison.

While this is taking place, other inmates will be “sizing you up”, and jeering at you, trying to intimidate you through fences, windows, etc.

Keep your eyes forward, do NOT respond, and ignore it. Period. Once you are inside the prison, you will have to go through any number of humiliating experiences. You will get your photograph taken for your commissary card.

You may be questioned. You WILL be strip searched. This is a very impersonal, and not at all private procedure. You and your fellow new prisoners will be herded together like cattle, and then made to form a line.

You will be forced to strip, and stand in line, sometimes for more than an hour. When it gets to be “your turn” in the line, you will have to raise your arms, raise your feet, spread your ass (to make sure you have no contraband hidden up there), raise your penis/scrotum if you are a male, open your vagina if you are female, etc.



I can attest to the noise level when visiting prisoners to get information while investigating some of the cases I was working on. i just hated having to go in there, the noise and the stink...
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:01 am

Nothing generally happens at first, but it will. You can count on someone paying you a visit, or someone stepping to you while you’re eating and trying to take your food, etc.

Unless you are sexually threatened, or you feel that your life is in SERIOUS danger, it is best to fight. Fight hard. As hard as you can without weapons until a hack comes and stops it.

This will gain you respect. It won’t keep you from having problems ever again, but there is no shortage of people who are so scared that they will submit to just about anything.

If you are not one of those people, you’re less likely to have a problem. This stuff is usually a power issue, with someone who has some inner cowardice and wants to punk out someone to look/feel harder.

If you are stepped to sexually, or you feel like you run the risk of death, than do whatever you can to protect yourself. It is better to kill a predator than to be their prey.

The other option, is to become chattel. Someones slave, who they can pimp out for money, drugs, commissary items, etc, and this is more often than not the case.

If you are ever raped, there is a certain way this horrible situation must be handled. People who have never been to prison think it can never happen to them. Don’t ever think that.

You have to have it firmly set in your mind, and make sure others know that you realize you are not superman, and that it could happen, but it will never happen twice.

If you are raped, you HAVE to kill the attacker immediately (or as soon as possibly) afterwards. This will prevent it from ever happening again.

No piece of ass is worth dying over, and predators will move on to easier and more complacent victims if they feel like you have the will and fortitude to kill them if it happens.

:?: :) Often, if you show a willingness to fight, other inmates will help you out. This may come in the form of them telling someone not to ##### with you, to providing you with shanks/other weapons to kill the individual, etc.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:03 am

How tough are you really?

Some people are of the notion that it is better to accept rape, or giving up your food, or any other type of submissive position, especially if you are a short timer and will be getting out soon.

This is absolutely WRONG. First, you have a right to live as dignified a life as possibly. Secondly, if you are EVER sent back up, or catch more time while you’re inside, or are transferred to another joint, your rep will follow you, and you will be destined for a life of a lot more of the same.

This type of situation also almost ALWAYS has a snowballing effect. It never stops at something simple. Make one concession and you’ll be making them for the rest of your life (however long or short that may end up being!).

For brothers (especially) and sisters who are bi-sexual or gay; Do not engage in a submissive punk relationship, even if sucking dick is ok with you.

The life of a prison punk is no life. I have seen grown men forced to wear a mixture of cool-aid and vaseline on their lips like lipstick, walk talk and dress like a woman, and I have even seen a “punk” killed on the spot for standing up to piss. We are skinheads, and we are revolutionaries.

It is better to die than to live under that type of tyranny. There are always people in prison who want to have sex, and it’s not going to be a problem for you to find someone to get with, if that’s your thing.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:05 am

Rules in prison are formulated to either antagonize or placate prisoners, but their main purpose is to control. The guards are the people who enforce the rules. They act as middle-men between administrators and prisoners. As prisons and people in them differ, so do guards.

Some are real professionals. They respect other human beings. They spend eight hours at their jobs and go home. Others are the worst types of people.

Dirt poor and barely literate, they exist in a no-man's land between welfare or prison for themselves. They deal in contraband and are capable of brutal acts (including murder) against prisoners.

Most are former military people, ex-cops, or people who couldn't qualify for police departments. They thrive on having authority.

Some hold memberships in racist organizations and Masonic orders. Suffering psychological problems, their world-view is negative, and that is how they generally view most prisoners.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:06 am

Prison will destroy you mentally if you allow it to. Being in prison can be one of the most degrading experiences in life. It seems that degradation is the main purpose of prison. Dress codes, serial numbers, buzzers and bells, strip searches, inadequate privacy and lists of rules too long to remember are used as means to humiliate, tear you down and annihilate you psychologically.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:07 am

Prison will destroy you physically if you allow it to. It would seem that is its purpose, to make you grow old, run you down, and cause you to suffer from ill-health. Knowing some steps to take a protect your physical being will help you get through prison.

Prison is a dirty place. Most prisons are old. Some date as far back as the civil war period. The drab condition of buildings over-crowding makes prison a fertile environment for pests, rodents and diseases transmitted by human contact.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:16 am

Anytime you use martial arts or any weapon for 'self defense' you run the chance of ending up in prison.

Reading about some of the ways to survive that hellish place sure helps...so be sure to read the following article.


http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-With-Being-in-Prison
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:18 am

Prison will destroy you mentally if you allow it to. Being in prison can be one of the most degrading experiences in life. It seems that degradation is the main purpose of prison. Dress codes, serial numbers, buzzers and bells, strip searches, inadequate privacy and lists of rules too long to remember are used as means to humiliate, tear you down and annihilate you psychologically.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:19 am

Chris McKaskell »

:evil: Wrong, wrong wrong! :evil:

Sometimes jail is beyond your control -- I woke up this morning to a story on the CBC radio about a 19 year old woman 9 months pregnant who had to call 9-1-1 several months ago because her boyfriend was hurting her.

She has been jailed in an effort to compel her to testify against her alleged attacker. She is due in six days.

What's with that??? :evil:

In this country, once you have initiated the process it takes off without you.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:21 am

Chris McKaskell »

A good friend of mine is a guard at one of the local facilities -- not even a medium security place -- more of a mixed holding facility, I think.

He has no training what so ever.

He is also one of the toughest SOBs I've ever met -- all intention!

And strong as an ox.

I'm always trying to get him out to my class to show them what the real world can be like.

He consistently declines -- fact is, I don't think he could hold back! I think his head space is such that he doesn't know how to play the game -- because, to him, it's not a game.

Scary! :twisted:
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