I have a pending charge that could end up getting me sentenced to a short stay in Atlanta jail. I have about six months of advance warning to prepare myself in any way that might be helpful. Also, I want to get a sense of how much effort I should put into avoiding doing any time at the ACDC as opposed to whatever my other options are. I found this one review on yelp
, although it's not terribly helpful.
If it matters, I'm late twenties, white, well-educated, not poor, and am facing a minor city infraction for which I might refuse to accept a plea deal for ideological reasons. I do have a lawyer, although I have not brought this up. Is a lawyer a good source of information about what jail is like?
What is going to jail for a week or two like? Mild inconvenience or potential worst experience of my life? Would there be any chance of violence or sexual assault there, or would I likely be physically safe?
Is there anything I could do in the next six months that might prepare me for a short stay in jail? Learn to meditate? Take boxing lessons?
Any and all information about what jail is like would be appreciated and I recognize there are probably general jail resources out there, so anything specific to Atlanta would be most appreciated.