A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence

Recently, Perryville Santa Cruz Unit suffered a tragedy. A young woman chose to end her life. Although the circumstances of her pain will never fully be known, we appreciate the special COII officers who took the time to counsel with her as often as they could. We...
Drug Scandal on Santa Cruz

Drug Scandal on Santa Cruz

[Disclaimer: This website does not independently verify inmates’ stories. We only give them their First Amendment right to speak. An inmate wrote us this account and said she was working as an informant on behalf of the D.O.C.] Dateline Santa Cruz: “Ms. R,...
$7 Lightbulbs, and 24-Hour Boots

$7 Lightbulbs, and 24-Hour Boots

Up until recently, an inmate could buy a lightbulb for $0.78. Then came the outrageous $2.00 lightbulb. But Keefe/Trinity, not done bilking the inmates out of ther hard-won dime, jacked up the price to $7.00!! I’ve heard of $2,000 toilet seats purchased by the...
Women Scared by “Men in Black”

Women Scared by “Men in Black”

Dateline San Carlos: A recent search on San Carlos had the addition of black-clothed commandos called the dreaded men in black. These squads made up of all men over 6-feet tall, were created to quell riots and suppress inmate unrest, or to deal with hostage...