This story was told by a person incarcerated at Ventura County Main Jail.
UCI: How have you been coping with the crisis?
Caller: Visiting my parents, looking at the sun. Catching a glimpse of the shine. Reading the Bible, of course. It’s been cool. We have a whole Bible with traditionals or like traditional speculations on it
And working out on the ground. Accepting everything – complying. Comply, comply, comply, comply. Speak. You know, lunches – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ve done the vegan. They have high protein, there’s regular – I don’t know why anybody would try and stay on regular. High proteins the way to go.
Because you get double servings of some proteins. The breads really good in here – they have sourdough they have like pastry dough and then they have nine grain bread. So just enjoying things.
There’s commissary but commissary’s kind of a rip off, but I threw up in here. I got stomach flu. So that was kind of fun, I kind of threw up and it kind of released a lot of pressure I had on my neck. And I had the runs and that was not fun. But the shower helps – hot shower – there’s hot showers in the morning.
You just gotta kind of get lucky. So just choosing your days. Like it helps you appreciate things once you figure it out. But in the beginning you – if you have a large spectrum, if you’re competent – because I am kind of competent. I know how court might be.
And I would want to participate but given that I’m kind of innocent in my four charges I wouldn’t really want to. So I’m going the long route, the long safe route.