Bridgeport Correctional Center – Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport Correctional Center is in Fairfield County, CT and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Bridgeport Correctional Center? This guide gives you info about anything one might want to know about Bridgeport Correctional Center,such as: Find an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Bridgeport Correctional Center intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 6604

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (203) 579-6131
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Bridgeport Correctional Center you should click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Bridgeport Correctional Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in Connecticut


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Bridgeport Correctional Center inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Bridgeport Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Bridgeport Correctional Center site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate in the Bridgeport Correctional Center will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post 10% of the amount set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Bridgeport Correctional Center phone number is: (203) 579-6131

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center, use this address:

Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 6604

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 6604


The Bridgeport Correctional Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Fairfield County magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the Fairfield County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Fairfield County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t find the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Fairfield County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fairfield County,the Fairfield County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Bridgeport Correctional Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Bridgeport Correctional Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bridgeport Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail is always changing, so you should check the site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bridgeport Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bridgeport Correctional Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Bridgeport Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Bridgeport Correctional Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Bridgeport Correctional Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Bridgeport Correctional Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Bridgeport Correctional Center Link
    Bridgeport Correctional Center Inmate Search Link
    Bridgeport Correctional Center Mugshots
    Bridgeport Correctional Center Bail Link

    Bridgeport Correctional Center Visitation Procedures
    Bridgeport Correctional Center Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center
    Fairfield County Warrant Lookup
    Bridgeport Correctional Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center
    Bridgeport Correctional Center Employment


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  1. I have been in prison a number of times,since 1997,that was when I received my inmate number [REMOVED]..anyway things were alittle different then,then they are now.Back then you could of wore 6 pairs of boxers,socks,and white t shirts all white no lables or designs..now from what I hear you can only wear two pairs of each anymore then that they will toss out or store for you…if you have expensive stuff in your property,most likely it will be taken from the inmates that work there,all the work that’s done inside is run by inmates,except processing..the c.os Do little work as possible. Take forever to do or get anything including t.p…..First of all here’s a few rules you won’t find in any handbook….THE NUMBER ONE RULE IS …NEVER EVER TALK TO THE COPS ALONE..AND IF YOU REALLY NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE CLOSE BY SO THEY CAN HEAR WHAT YOUR SAYING TO THEM…when writing a request for anything make sure someone reads what you wrote down.so they don’t think you are snitching, if you are labeled a snitch good luck to you..your food commissary will be stolen,beat up daily,trust me just stay to yourself…mind your own business, don’t trust anyone,keep you stuff locked up in locker if possible… Make sure whoever is making food for you is clean and always wash hands,fist pump never shake hands,if someone calls you a fag,or challenges you to a fight you better fight,if not you will be fuxed with daily,win or loose a fight you will win no matter what because now everyone will see that your not a pussy and you will get respect… Remember this you will hear many stories many promises,you can be anything in jail don’t trust anyone…people will tell you what you want to hear tell you how hard it is for them then ask you for a soup or a cup of juice or coffee..don’t give anything to anyone unless you know them from the street..once you give someone something you will have so many people asking you for stuff.so just don’t open that door…another thing is that every time you get commissary you will have friends you never had before and when you run out they will disappear until next commissary… Again just don’t open the door…I did 4 years day for day learned alot…saw alot….just stay to your self mind your own business, don’t trust anyone,don’t talk to the cops,fight when someone calls you out,and if your white you best believe you will get tested (I did..I’m white)…most of all …..do your time…don’t have your time do you ….be safe and remember it will pass….never cry never show weakness they will use any weakness you show against you so don’t show anything.. If ask to join a gang say ..no disrespect but thank you for the offer but I have to pass….if they try to make you pay for protection tell them I don’t do that and if they keep on trying to get protection money from you don’t tell anyone especially the cops…tell them that I will fight and show you that I don’t need any protection… Most of the time…you won’t have to fight anyone it will just show them that your not a bitch coz once you pay everyone will ask you to pay…you don’t want that…God bless

  2. Hi Shawn, my name is Mindy. I’m going to jail for 6 months in Bridgeport. I have some questions for you. I tried to post them but there was some error. Go figure. I would really appreciate your help. If we could talk that would be a blessing. My email address is Moonlake3@aol.com. Let me know if you can help/talk. Thanks and god bless.

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