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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"   ( divider line
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2013-03-10 08:31:44 PM  
3 votes:
Cops zero, Obie one.
2013-03-10 07:47:59 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:40:45 PM  
3 votes:
He's right. $160 for a brake light is excessive. I'm glad he squandered taxpayer money.
2013-03-10 07:25:22 PM  
3 votes:
Why not?  It's not something I would want to do but it is a life experience.
2013-03-10 09:42:51 PM  
2 votes:

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
2013-03-10 07:36:17 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:30:54 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:30:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:29:58 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:01:05 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:32:25 PM  
1 vote:
Jail is an option for a fix it ticket in Ohio?
2013-03-10 08:28:19 PM  
1 vote:
No arrested development father in prison pictures?
2013-03-10 08:17:21 PM  
1 vote:
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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 08:12:48 PM  
1 vote:
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?
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2013-03-10 07:45:10 PM  
1 vote:
"...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 07:41:46 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:41:31 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder what would happen if everyone started opting for the three day stay instead of the $150-$350 fine?
2013-03-10 07:39:04 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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