anonymous asked:

I apologize if this comes off sounding stupid or ignorant but does Bobby prefer solitary over general population. I'm only asking because I have a cousin who spent many years in a max. security prison and he preferred to be in solitary and would purposely initiate fights so he would he be put in solitary repeatedly. I'm just wondering if Bobby or any other inmate would possibly prefer that too.

It’s not a stupid question at all. He prefers certain aspects of solitary, but of course there are things about it he doesn’t like as well. He likes not being bothered by others. He has a low tolerance for people that annoy him. In prison you’re confined and surrounded by certain individuals who are going to get on your nerves for whatever reason. So being in solitary you don’t have to deal with that particular issue usually. There are people around him that will be loud and obnoxious still, but it’s not as bad. There’s also an issue I feel is a generational thing. The older people serve their time, mind their own business and generally don’t fuck with anyone and respect the people around them. The younger generation of inmates didn’t get the memo and they go around stealing from everyone and running their mouth all the time. And a lot of times they get away with it, but sometimes they don’t know those older guys who are seemingly nice and quiet will also not think twice about killing someone who tries to fuck with them. Sometimes you’ll hear people reminding the young ones,“ hey, you don’t want to mess with that man…he’ll kill ya”, because they just don’t know. So there are people, usually the older ones, who just don’t want to deal with population because they know they’ll just end up fighting the ignorant young ones and possibly killing them. So that’s an issue you can avoid in lockup.

But then there’s the negative aspects of lock up, which there are plenty of. In Bobby’s prison, they are allowed to smoke. They even sell cigarettes on the commissary. You can smoke if you’re in any part of the prison, aside from solitary. Population can smoke, death row can smoke. If they find you with cigarettes in solitary, it’s considered contraband and they take them and you get written up.

If you’re in solitary, you’re suppose to get to go outside once a day by law, but the rule states that it’s only legal if they have a full staff. Holman never has a full staff so they haven’t let them outside in over a year.

You only get 2 visits a year usually. If you’re taken off closed custody but still in solitary, I think it’s 4 a year.

You are usually restricted from ordering items off of canteen, but they eventually will let them off of restriction for that, however, there are many food items they will not allow you to purchase if you’re in solitary (none of the sandwiches, soda, etc).

The food portions are smaller than those outside of solitary, like cut in half. Portion sizes are 1-2 tablespoons.

You can’t go take a shower whenever you want and the showers in solitary usually have no cold water at all, so you can’t have warm water, just scalding hot.

The cells are really unkempt and gross. I don’t know how to exactly explain it, but when it’s hot, the walls sweat. Bobby thinks it’s tobacco and it just runs down the walls like the ceiling is leaking, but it’s not a leak. It brings so much moisture into the cell that he has to keep all of his belongings covered up, like his art paper and stuff, otherwise it’ll get ruined.

If you need anyone for anything, like paperwork or need to know things for visits or appointments or anything, you’re usually out of luck. It’s hard to get anyone to do anything back there.

And in his particular lockup, no books are allowed, no radios, no chess/games, etc. Books and things get back there, but the guards are allowed to take them if they find them. And if people mail books to people there in solitary, they don’t get them.

They aren’t allowed to order food and clothing packages that are available to other inmates. They are allowed to use the phone very sparingly. 1-2 times a year, if that.

So with all that being said, most people don’t want to be back there and a lot of people cannot handle the isolation and the suicide rate is doubled for solitary inmates compared to population.


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So recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of hate on Tumblr and Twitter. Previously, there has been a lot of hate from other fandoms against ARMYs and BTS. The ARMY fandom is not new to this drama of course. BTS and ARMYs have been putting up with a lot of hate since debut (or maybe even pre-debut to be honest). BTS has in fact received so much hate that Big Hit had to take legal action as of last year. We always pride ourselves on the fact that (most of us) don’t fight back anti-fans with hate, we either use facts or just simply report them for harsh comments against BTS. Rather than fighting antis, we try to use that energy to raise BTS higher up and have people beyond the ARMY fandom recognize their talents. However, recently there has been a lot of hate on ARMYs by other ARMYs on Tumblr. Often times this hate is unwarranted or based off of assumptions. A few of my friends (and a lot of ARMYs on Tumblr in general, including myself), are afraid to voice their opinions about anything because it always results in hate typically in the form of harsh anonymous messages. No matter how big or small your blog is, it’s important to remember that actual people run these blogs. It might seem like that one anonymous message is not a huge deal and that your words may not have an impact on the person you are sending it to, but believe me it will. Often times that one anonymous message starts greater attacks on that ARMY because people for some reason think that it’s okay to send such messages. Words hurt more than you might think… I’m not saying that ARMYs never mess up or never say problematic things, but I just hope that we can all be more careful when sending messages or even just reblogging posts with comments that might attack the original poster. It is one thing to kindly send an ask if the person actually did something wrong, but to attack another ARMY with harsh words? I don’t think we want our fandom to become one that spends all of our energy fighting one another rather than using that energy to give BTS the success and recognition they deserve.

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