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(WLKY Louisville)   Wanting to cross another item off his bucket list a 71-year-old retired teacher decided to learn about jail life firsthand. He didn't think it was too bad; in fact, he said he "had a good time"   (wlky.com) divider line 53
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2013-03-10 07:25:22 PM  
Why not?  It's not something I would want to do but it is a life experience.
 
2013-03-10 07:29:58 PM  
I totally just did this for the first time at the age of 42.  Different infraction, and I was only in for a day, but i met a real pimp.  Funny guy.  Learned a couple of tips listening to him conduct business over the phones in the cell.

/all charges dropped of course
 
2013-03-10 07:30:19 PM  
Sharpen the edge of your protractor, then use it to slice someone real good on your first day.
It's the prison way of doing things.
 
2013-03-10 07:30:40 PM  
I did that. I was 20.

I broke the law. Given three days in jail or $200, I chose jail. They gave me credit for one night when I was arrested.

So I reported for jail Friday night and they released me Sunday night. It was boring. The food was not sickening. The lights were on all night
 

I learned a lesson and behaved afterwards.

/ kinda CSB
 
2013-03-10 07:30:54 PM  
I wonder if he was lonely. A lot of senior citizens are these days.

There's an older fellow in the town where I live who spends pretty much all his time visiting prisoners at the jail, sick people at the hospital and seniors who don't get around so well at the nursing home and various apartment complexes for the old. Apparently he just 'felt lonesome' after his wife passed and retirement, so he started going and seeing folks, and since he's still driving, he helps a lot of folks who are even older than he is get to doctors' appointments and things. I could see him trying jail for a few days and being completely respected by the inmates, he's just that sort of person.
 
2013-03-10 07:36:17 PM  
Of course jail is not so bad once you are passed the age when other inmates would want to butt-wrestle you.
 
2013-03-10 07:39:04 PM  
wait until he tries a psychiatric lockdown ward. some have really good food & desserts, others having small kitchenettes and the fridge is full of pudding and treats.

skantea: in one psych ward I met a really nice brother, a huge hulking beast of a man. He told me he was in because the fireplace told him to kill someone, anyone. we did popsicle stick art projects together in craft therapy.
 
2013-03-10 07:39:38 PM  
Perhaps this man would not be so chipper if he had to spend a night in the box.
 
2013-03-10 07:40:45 PM  
He's right. $160 for a brake light is excessive. I'm glad he squandered taxpayer money.
 
2013-03-10 07:41:31 PM  
I wonder what would happen if everyone started opting for the three day stay instead of the $150-$350 fine?
 
2013-03-10 07:41:43 PM  
What an arsehole. He should try that bullshiat in New Orleans. That's a real learning experience so I've heard.

Three nights in a safe jail where one does not have to worry how he will survive sounds like joke to me.
 
2013-03-10 07:41:46 PM  
Oh yea, did that. Pissed of a judge when asking questions about a traffic citation. Charge was dropped, but slapped me with contempt - told him judges were previously attorneys and attorneys suck. Wrong answer for the day.  Food was mediocre, but they had cable, which I didn't at the time. Only 18 hours.
 
2013-03-10 07:45:10 PM  
"...visiting museums, natural landmarks, roller skating and running marathons."  And going to jail.
That has got to be the worst freaking bucket list I have ever heard of.
That's not a bucket list, that's a weekend.
 
2013-03-10 07:46:01 PM  
Bah, Not so bad at all. I ran the joint when I did my four months.
 
2013-03-10 07:46:01 PM  
When he was cited for improper brake lights

What does "improper" mean in this context? I mean, I get "broken", but "improper"?
 
2013-03-10 07:47:59 PM  
I had the choice when I got a DWI ten years ago (first offense, young and stupid...DON'T DO IT!!) of taking 10 days, or 10 days suspended and 2 years probation. I took the 10 days, because I was between jobs at the time and I really didn't want to go visit a PO for two years. That and I liked hanging out in bars at the time, and doing so would be a probation violation.

Anyway, the county jail wasn't all that bad. I was in a low security section with a bunch of people that were on INS detainers and other various petty offenses like DWI, speeding (120 in a 40, IIRC), the food was passable, and nobody was an asshole. Played a lot of cards, watched way more TV then I usually did. Only shiatty side of it was that I was in for the Super Bowl (ended up explaining the game to some of the INS detainer guys), and the shuttle Columbia disaster.

So yeah, it was a life experience, one that I'll never repeat because I'm no longer a dumbass.

/Buy beer at the store, drink it at home these days
 
2013-03-10 07:50:04 PM  
I wonder if getting farked in the ass got crossed off the list, too
 
2013-03-10 08:12:48 PM  
I've always wanted to try jail before I died too.
I reckon I can manage a month easy.

Of course, I'd want to be prosecuted in a nice country/ county.
Y'know, without er, ethnic issues for me in the jail system and guys named 'Bubba'.

Also heroin; always wanted to try heroin before I die. Why?
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-10 08:17:21 PM  
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Julian, don't be dissing jail, man. We've had some good farking parties in there, we got good friends in there.
 
2013-03-10 08:28:19 PM  
No arrested development father in prison pictures?
 
2013-03-10 08:30:32 PM  
Just wait until he gets the bill from the county for all the jail fees.
 
2013-03-10 08:31:44 PM  
Cops zero, Obie one.
 
2013-03-10 08:32:25 PM  
Jail is an option for a fix it ticket in Ohio?
 
2013-03-10 09:01:05 PM  
I can see how jail wouldn't be that stressful for someone who is already retired, and therefore doesn't have to worry about the arrest record costing them their job.
 
2013-03-10 09:09:00 PM  

fusillade762: When he was cited for improper brake lights

What does "improper" mean in this context? I mean, I get "broken", but "improper"?


Maybe they flashed out dirty words in Morse code.
 
2013-03-10 09:18:11 PM  

migueldelascervezas: Jail is an option for a fix it ticket in Ohio?


a what now?
 
2013-03-10 09:19:44 PM  
Here is the full article:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130309/news0107/303090137/

I love the video of him, as well.
 
2013-03-10 09:34:31 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-10 09:36:40 PM  
Is "bucket list" a common term?  I actually had to google that term.  I never heard of that.
 
2013-03-10 09:42:51 PM  

Fallout Boy: Of course jail is not so bad once you are passed the age when other inmates would want to butt-wrestle you.


My "f**k-up" stage was in my late teens - early twenties. I spent some considerable time inside during that time, and I have to say, it's not all that bad. Nobody bothered me, I did my own time, got housed, fed, and doctored.
It's not as bad as being broke and messed up on the street.
Farkers seem to have a VERY distorted idea of what jail is like. Sometimes, I suspect that they are fantasizing something they would - you know.....like.
 
2013-03-10 10:06:56 PM  
It's not so bad - sleep late, watch TV, write up appeals, take long showers, lift weights - you get used to it.
 
2013-03-10 10:10:35 PM  
Maybe he wants to release a series of Jewish-themed self-help videos?

/NO TOUCHING!
 
2013-03-10 10:22:39 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Is "bucket list" a common term?  I actually had to google that term.  I never heard of that.


Yes. There's even a (presumably awful, I don't think it did well) Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie of that name.
 
2013-03-10 10:25:25 PM  

chitownmike: migueldelascervezas: Jail is an option for a fix it ticket in Ohio?

a what now?


You get a ticket for something like a burned out tail light.  Get it fixed, and provide proof to the court that you got it fixed.  Ticket gets thrown out.

I'm guessing he refused to get his brake light fixed, so he went to jail for contempt?  It's hard to believe they'd be willing to house, clothe, and feed someone for three days over something that stupid.
 
2013-03-10 10:35:10 PM  

migueldelascervezas: chitownmike: migueldelascervezas: Jail is an option for a fix it ticket in Ohio?

a what now?

You get a ticket for something like a burned out tail light.  Get it fixed, and provide proof to the court that you got it fixed.  Ticket gets thrown out.

I'm guessing he refused to get his brake light fixed, so he went to jail for contempt?   It's hard to believe they'd be willing to house, clothe, and feed someone for three days over something that stupid.


Not in America.
 
2013-03-10 11:07:52 PM  

jso2897: Fallout Boy: Of course jail is not so bad once you are passed the age when other inmates would want to butt-wrestle you.

My "f**k-up" stage was in my late teens - early twenties. I spent some considerable time inside during that time, and I have to say, it's not all that bad. Nobody bothered me, I did my own time, got housed, fed, and doctored.
It's not as bad as being broke and messed up on the street.
Farkers seem to have a VERY distorted idea of what jail is like. Sometimes, I suspect that they are fantasizing something they would - you know.....like.


This.

Been there done that a few times back in the day and never had a single problem with another inmate, especially in a sexual way. That stuff just doesn't happen at the jail level. Prison may be different but I've talked to people who have been to both and they ALL say they would much rather do their time in prison instead of jail. They say its better food, more things to do to kill time, and believe it or not, more freedom to move around than a county jail. Night and day is what they say, and not one ever had a problem with somebody trying to force sex on them. Its just a matter of being a man or being a little "girl", so to speak.
 
2013-03-10 11:08:21 PM  
Could've been an interesting article if it wasn't 2 sentences long.

/Charlize Theron nsfw
 
2013-03-10 11:43:30 PM  

Queensowntalia: SirEattonHogg: Is "bucket list" a common term?  I actually had to google that term.  I never heard of that.
Yes. There's even a (presumably awful, I don't think it did well) Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie of that name.



movies.popcrunch.com
I went thinking I was going to see a comedy, left with my tears unjerked despite all of their feeble attempts.
 
2013-03-11 12:21:34 AM  
he mentions being in a high security cell due to over crowding. new county downtown was like that after the watts riots in early '66.
 
2013-03-11 12:24:29 AM  

migueldelascervezas: chitownmike: migueldelascervezas: Jail is an option for a fix it ticket in Ohio?

a what now?

You get a ticket for something like a burned out tail light.  Get it fixed, and provide proof to the court that you got it fixed.   Ticket gets thrown out.

I'm guessing he refused to get his brake light fixed, so he went to jail for contempt?  It's hard to believe they'd be willing to house, clothe, and feed someone for three days over something that stupid.


It depends. If it a private prison (which exist now) and the judge/court has some financial skin in the game (which some do), they would be very glad to take in a prisoner and then bill the state.
 
2013-03-11 12:27:15 AM  

Gary Coleman's kidneys: jso2897: Fallout Boy: Of course jail is not so bad once you are passed the age when other inmates would want to butt-wrestle you.

My "f**k-up" stage was in my late teens - early twenties. I spent some considerable time inside during that time, and I have to say, it's not all that bad. Nobody bothered me, I did my own time, got housed, fed, and doctored.
It's not as bad as being broke and messed up on the street.
Farkers seem to have a VERY distorted idea of what jail is like. Sometimes, I suspect that they are fantasizing something they would - you know.....like.

This.

Been there done that a few times back in the day and never had a single problem with another inmate, especially in a sexual way. That stuff just doesn't happen at the jail level. Prison may be different but I've talked to people who have been to both and they ALL say they would much rather do their time in prison instead of jail. They say its better food, more things to do to kill time, and believe it or not, more freedom to move around than a county jail. Night and day is what they say, and not one ever had a problem with somebody trying to force sex on them. Its just a matter of being a man or being a little "girl", so to speak.


In my observation, rape is more rare in prison than out. As are most crimes. Prison justice, unlike the civilized variety we practice on the outside, is swift and sure.
 
2013-03-11 12:44:44 AM  
It's not that bad if you are housed with the nonviolent offenders. Those guys lie in their bunks at night and sing "baby got back ". Those biolrnt offenders held fight club at night. Their nightly entertainment was watching done guy get his face caved in
 
2013-03-11 12:55:02 AM  
I used to fill soda/candy machines and one of my delivery points was a womens' prison.
Let me tell you, it's not like the movies.
 
2013-03-11 01:08:24 AM  

fusillade762: When he was cited for improper brake lights

What does "improper" mean in this context? I mean, I get "broken", but "improper"?


It probably means "broken" in this case.  But some people are painting their tail light lenses with a special paint that makes them look black  until the light comes on.  That's supposed to be cool.  Problem is, when the lights come on they aren't as bright as the law requires; they're "improper."
 
2013-03-11 08:23:15 AM  

SBinRR: I wonder what would happen if everyone started opting for the three day stay instead of the $150-$350 fine?


Maybe we could begin to shut the government down as we layoff all people whose jobs are not essential.  That would be a start.  Then, for people with extra time on their hands, do what the President promised to do but has yet to focus on: look into and expose all the waste, fraud and abuse.

/we've really gotta get the government and government spending down to a more manageable size
 
2013-03-11 08:23:40 AM  

Sgygus: Perhaps this man would not be so chipper if he had to spend a night in the box.


How many eggs can he eat?

/Shaking the bush, Boss!
 
2013-03-11 10:42:36 AM  
i49.tinypic.com
"I'm having the time of my life!"


no touching!
 
2013-03-11 10:59:29 AM  

GungFu

I've always wanted to try jail before I died too.
I reckon I can manage a month easy.

Of course, I'd want to be prosecuted in a nice country/ county.
Y'know, without er, ethnic issues for me in the jail system and guys named 'Bubba'.

Also heroin; always wanted to try heroin before I die. Why?
farm5.staticflickr.com


I was addicted to H during the 90's saw the inside of a few county jails. Essex cty, nj (newark) for one and as it was explained to me.. This is jail, not prison. BIG difference in treatment all the way around.

PS> Heroin is great but limit your usage to no more than 5 times. "looking at life through rose colored glasses" is pretty accurate.
 
2013-03-11 12:15:17 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: fusillade762: When he was cited for improper brake lights

What does "improper" mean in this context? I mean, I get "broken", but "improper"?

Maybe they flashed out dirty words in Morse code.


It's Ohio.  Nobody here knows Morse code except the ham radio operators, and none of those guys are cops because they have too much self-respect.
 
2013-03-11 12:19:57 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: It's not that bad if you are housed with the nonviolent offenders. Those guys lie in their bunks at night and sing "baby got back ". Those biolrnt offenders held fight club at night. Their nightly entertainment was watching done guy get his face caved in


Is that slang or a typo?

I'm not snarking, I genuinely have no idea what you just said.  :-)
 
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