What to expect out of short stay in county?
October 5, 2008 12:07 PM Subscribe
What can I expect from a 3-day stay in county jail? In the near future I will be an honored guest in the county jail of San Luis Obispo, CA. Up until now I have never been arrested and have absolutely no idea on what to expect out of this. I'd really appreciate any heads-up advice as well as just general expectations of this experience from any who have gone through it before. A little more detail inside, Thanks in advance.
posted by ws to Society & Culture (31 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I am in my mid-20's. Non-violent, but covered in tattoos. A few have told me this could cause me problems from both guards as well as other prisoners. Do they keep you busy with work/books/cards/social-interaction, or are you expected to stare at the wall the whole time you're there? Will a first-offender such as myself be placed with other inmates with minor crimes and short sentences or will I be placed in a general population with the hardcore guys?
Please fellow short-term cons, help this new-fish survive these 3 days!