#12: Tyler and Tyrell visit their father in jail:
has earned visiting privileges. I arrange to take them to the jail and supervise
them in their visit.
I called the jail to inquire as to the specifics of visiting
hours. She was a hag and instead of just answering my questions, she took down
my information and sent me an envelope full of shit.
includes hours, directions, how to prepare for possibly harmful situations, and
TWO copies of the jail rules (some of the best ones below, note that rule number
one is why the Dad's girlfriend did not come for the visit.)
1. You must not be under any influence of drugs or
2. No visitor or inmate shall
sit or lay on the table tops, floors or other pieces of furniture not designed
3. Visitors will not wear: blue
chambray shirts similar to those issued to inmates; white uniforms similar to
inmate uniforms; red ball caps and red stocking caps; see-through type outer
4. Inmates may have a brief
embrace and kiss at the beginning and end of each contact visit. You may hold
hands above the tables only.
shall not bring anything into the visiting area with the following exceptions:
- Two (2) jars of baby food;
- One (1) plastic spoon;
- Two (2) baby bottles (plastic only);
- Five (5) diapers;
- One (1) dispenser of wet wipes;
- A small coin purse with no more than ten dollars ($10) in change;
- Prepared food for minimum custody permanent party inmates only.
I never actually went into see the Dad with the boys. Only two visitors are
allowed in at a time, and since I really had no desire to see him, I thought it
would be best if the boys spent the thirty minute period visiting with him
Instead I waited in the waiting area, just myself amongst a school of thugs.
I dialed the entire phone book on my cell in an attempt to mask my fear of all
the vagrants. I just kept to myself and tried not to make eye-contact, as I once
saw on the Discovery Channel that this is one way to provoke wild animals.
At seventeen minutes into the thirty minute visiting slot, the gates slam
open and out walk Tyler and Tyrell. THEY HAD BEEN KICKED OUT FOR VIOLENT
Apparently they started kicking the shit out of each other over some story
they were telling their Dad. They couldn't agree on a few details, curse words
were exchanged, fists began to fly, and the guards removed them.
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