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Old 06-18-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: FL
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Metal detectors reveal the presence of files hidden in the birthday cakes but completely miss the balloons filled with drugs.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Drugs, cell phones etc put in cut open football. Football taped back together and chucked over the fences. True story from here in South Carolina...
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I once asked a former prisoner this question. Without hesitation he replied, "The guards bring them in."
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: FL
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Mostly the gaurds. I know the Pinellas County Jail in FL discontinued contact visits for misdemeanor inmates. People were bringing inmates' children in and especially if it was an infant there would be drugs stuffed in diapers. Even though they are misdemeanor inmates there are occasions where they come into contact with felons ( food service, transport to court , etc.)

Ever watch Lockup on MSNBC? Some drugs come right through the mail (black tar heroin, LSD, methamphetamine soaked into letters and envelopes).
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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The prison system is like any other system..."If there a well (of money)...there's a way."

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: TX
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Hang out at the Huntsville, TX Greyhound station at around 10-12 in the morning and you will find out everything you need to know about prison life from newly released TDCJ offenders coming from the Walls Unit. (Huntsville has 8 prisons, is headquarters of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and one of the release centers for TDCJ. Due to to releasing offenders going back to nearby Houston, it's one of the busiest)

Freedom’s Just a Word for Texas Observer | Prime Collective

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/us/13ttinmates.html

Huntsville also houses the busiest execution chamber in the US.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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I got a few fallen cousins holding it down who are incarcerated for all sorts of differnt things
Corrupt guards, girl friends/wives visiting their d-boy/gang member boyfriends... People hide all types of contraband up ANY hole in their body too.

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Put drugs in your butt or swallow a balloon and poop it out later
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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When I worked in a prison, there was no search of my briefcase at all. No monitoring of my classroom with cameras. I did not bring in drugs or anything illegal, no one ever asked me to either...There was a more throurogh search at the jail than at the prison, for some strange reason.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Its the guards, but its not quite what some people think it is.

Imagine yourself being hired as a prison guard. After weeks of guarding some very dangerous people. One day an inmate in the slammer for committing a violent assault tells you that he knows the name and address of your residence and the names of your children. At first you just shake it off. Next time you are moving this inmate around the prison grounds he names the school your children attend. Finally he says that you can avoid "trouble" by bringing him some illegal drugs. The proper thing to do would be to report the incident to superiors. However, sometimes out of fear it doesn't happen. Once the guard makes the mistake of providing contraband one time he is stuck. If his actions were ever discovered he could not only be fired, but prosecuted for a crime as well. Its one more thing an inmate can hold over his head.

It doesn't justify the actions, but its not always the result of bribery.
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