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get me a wheelchair. some kind of self-inflicted injury to his left arm. >> an inmate takes drastic action and leaves his cell a bloody mess, while another -- >> explain this. homemade in your property? >> found with dangerous contraband. >> handcuff key is like mainly for my defense. >> looking at probably one of the biggest screw-ups in the united states sitting right here looking at you. >> an old-timer counts his
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>> i lost my father, my sister, my brother, my mother. pretty much my whole family has passed away since i've been in here. >> me being homosexual, i'm like an outcast. i'm like scum of the earth here. >> and a younger inmate looks forward to hitting the streets. there are more than 102,000 men and women doing time in the florida state prison system. of the 56 state prisons for men, one is considered the end of the line. the place male inmates go when other prisons can't handle them. the santa rosa correctional
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institution located in florida's panhandle. >> pretty much predominantly two thing, anger and fear. okay? if you go out acting like an [ bleep ], you're going to be treated like an [ bleep ]. if you step out of line, you're going get put back in line. >> except for a few brief periods, jack has been in florida prisons since 1977. he's been at santa rosa for the past year. >> the one thing this place will do, it will do one of two things. and this is not physical. this is all mental. it will either break you down. you will be filled with hate, anger, you know. the other way is you just -- you have to try to stay focused, and after a while, that becomes a way of habit. you don't even think about it. you know? you see a bad situation, you try steer away from it. you know?
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>> hill is currently one of the more than 2,800 inmates housed at santa rosa. those considered to be the worst of the worst for assigned to the close management unit. >> we have the largest close management population currently in the state of florida. those inmates are more assaulted and more disruptive than the normal population inmates in the state. the close management inmates, if proven to be an inability to live in population due to repeated disciplines within their department. disruptions of institutions throughout the state. disobeying orders from staff, non-receptiveness to the correctional process as a whole. >> the 1,100 inmates in santa rosa's close management unit represent more than a third of the prison's population. they all live under the middle most restrictive conditions and some handle it better than others. a medical emergency on the unit has required correction staff to respond in hazmat suits. >> let's go!
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>> moments earlier, an inmate was discovered bleeding heavily in his cell. apparently from self-inflicted wound. >> come on. let's go. >> the inmate now escorted to medical is armando doctor. serving 15 years for aggravated assault with a weapon, doctor has been known to cut himself when under stress. >> out of the way. >> out of the way. >> watch your head. >> close the door. >> over here. close the door. >> slow down. we -- get your foot down. >> we did a 10:00 security check. everything was fine in here. about 10:15, 10:20 we heard yelling, commotion.
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i stepped in to investigate the noise and found doctor sitting on his toilet, cut his arm in two places, bleeding. find additional staff to suit up with the precautionary suits to come in and handcuff limb and bring him out to medical to check his injuries. >> you got a wheelchair available? >> got one -- >> you need to get him to the front. >> get me a wheelchair. a wheelchair. >> stop moving around. stop moving around. >> be still. let her do what she needs to do i'm not doing nothing. >> the cutting incident was not doctor's first encounter with staff today. earlier a disciplinary hearing for masturbating in front of a female corrections officer. >> we turned around and found him guilty. i had a feeling that he was going to do this.
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this is his thing. this is what he does. >> he's kind of noted for doing things like this. acting out by cutting himself if something doesn't go right for him. >> inmate doctor is very rooted in reality. what you saw with the slumped over, his very weak voice, you know, i think it's just manufactured to gain attention and to try to, you know, send him to a different environment, such as our in-patient facilities. >> while doctor received a disciplinary report for the masturbation incident, he will not receive one for cutting himself. >> he'll be seen by a psych and checked out, make sugar everything is okay. clean his cell out and they'll send him back down to us. >> i want to know what type of
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item he used to cut himself with. still in the stall or thrown it out here? it hasn't been recovered. sometimes take the batteries, sharp them on the ground. makes an excellent razor and enough to handle left to-slice at will. i'm going to check the walkway here, make sure nothing got thrown out. >> that's a lot of blood. a lot of blood. >> carlton williams, serving a five-year sentence for possession of cocaine and fleeing police, works as a houseman or cell block custodian. >> my job right now, cleaning feces, blood, you know, chemical agents. i volunteer to be a houseman to get gain time. i get ten days a month for once a year of gain time. i've been here for 18 months. i have one and a half left. i go up in november and go home next year. when i enter a cell that has
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blood or anything that's a danger to me, to arm me, i always be cautious. i tell myself, i've got to protect myself and don't let none of this stuff get on me. that's why i have this suit, and the gloves and whatever else i need. get it over with. don't let it get on -- get back to my cell. >> how did it go? >> cleaning the blood up? it was a lot. it was a lot. this was the first one i did with that much blood. so i guess i'll be more experienced on the next. >> cells been decontaminated. >> the license sent back down now. in doctor's case, he won't be sent back down. he had to have some i.v. fluids put in, because of loss of blood. blood. he'll remain with the medical staff throughout the rest of the day and be returned to us tomorrow. but his cells been decontaminated and ready for him
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to come back. >> coming up -- medical has been notified and is en route. >> officers rush to armando doctor's cell for another emergency. >> i was like, dang, he did it again. >> and -- >> that's made out of metal. that's a homemade cuff key. >> a cell search leads to big trouble for one inmate. s. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. in the nation, what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love is strange so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪
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my name is chris. >> i'm vince. they call me 100. >> we're here to drop a new song. ♪ if i had a hundred grand, lord that's all i need for one big chance ♪ i'll be good if i had a hundred grand ♪ ♪ lord, i might go off the deep end and go blow it on a sweet can ♪ might be just enough to keep the law off my back and keep me out
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of trouble, the promise i made my mama ♪ if i don't do that i don't know how to hustle ♪ ♪ give me a hundred grand and i'm going to flip it, and give you a hundred grand, i'm going to smoke it like a chimney ♪ ♪ better hope before i get a chance to spend it ♪ ♪ if i, if i had a hundred grand, lord, i might go off the deep end and go blow it all this weekend ♪ >> life's cool, baby! >> cool, baby! >> at the santa rosa correctional institution in florida, dreams of what could be run through the imaginations of many. but less so for those who have already spent decades on the inside. >> to be honest with you, probably looking at probably one of the biggest screw-ups in the united states sitting right here looking at you. >> i've been incarcerated since i've been 18 years old.
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when i was 18, i did a burglary and received a natural life sentence for it. >> jack hill was convicted of both burglary and assault. and although he received a life sentence, he has been eligible for parole three times. >> i've been on parole and violated and i'm back. let me say something about parole real quick. i've heard people say this a lot of times. man, you get parole? what are you doing back? you know? how did you come back? how did you mess up? you know? when you're on parole, you actually live under a more stricter environment than you do in prison. okay? you get a traffic ticket on the street, say you run a stop sign. you're going to pay your little ticket and go about your way. that's not going to happen to me. me, they're going to send me back to prison. so you live with this threat over your head constantly. and it's a lot of pressure.
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>> these days, hill lives with a little less pressure than roughly one third of santa rosa's inmates. he is housed in a general population unit, where there is more freedom of movement and privileges. >> see this right here? nectar of the gods. that's nectar of the gods. can't get beer, but you can drink coffee. >> borrowing coffee from a neighbor is considerably more difficult if not impossible for the 1,100 inmates housed in the close management unit. >> both of you, step over here one at a time. >> turn around. >> they're in confinement for violating other serious rule violations, and are subject to frequent cell inspections for weapons, drugs, or other forms of contraband. >> turn around, back in the cell. >> we're going to conduct a routine cell search on a couple cells up here in wing one. >> every shift has to shake down a certain amount of inmates every day, and this is what we'll do.
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we'll go in there, have them cuff up, and they'll submit to restraints. we'll place them in the shao, and go through their belongings they have in their cell. the controlled contraband for the safety of sanitation and the security of the institution we'll go up and pick a number that's random. it kind of keeps them on their toes, because if we were to go in and start searching from cell one all the way down, then the others will know, hey, we're going to get searched next, let's get rid of our contraband. doing it at random, it gives us a good chance to find something if they do have something up in there. >> see, this one, this is not right. feel this one. feel that one. here. go ahead and open that one, sarnlg. yeah. that's soap. >> what is that? >> whoa. whoa. >> there we go.
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>> let me see that. >> what do y'all have? >> man, that's a cuff key. that's a homemade cuff key. that's made out of metal. that's a homemade cuff key. this right here can get somebody killed. this is why we do our shakedowns and do them at random. if they knew we were coming, they would have never -- we would have never found this. it would have been gone. they would have flushed it. this right here is very serious. >> the key has been discovered in the cell of inmates lionel bowden and duran. >> this can get a man killed. >> but it was found in bowden's deodorant container. >> if we can't find this, no telling what would have happened. we don't know as of now what he was planning to do. >> he's serving a 21-year sentence for armed armory. a close management inmate for almost a year after having been caught with a shank. >> yep. look. it fits in here perfect. the dimensions are just right, because it fell over a little
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bit, but it fit in there and it turned. hey, bowden, do you want to explain this? why you've got a homemade cuff key in your property? >> nothing to explain, lt. if you found it in my property, you know. >> okay. >> i don't have to explain it. >> why'd you make it? >> in case i need it. >> need it for what? >> i don't know, lt. you know there's nothing, you know -- some things might happen at a certain time and i might need it pip might be -- you know, i might be getting -- >> are you going to escape with it? is that what you're going to do? >> no, why i want to escape? >> okay, i'm going to have you write a statement out, you understand? we're going to go ahead and house him alone. immediately, go ahead and put him on heightened security. >> roger. >> later, bowden explained he made the key from a battery.
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>> you take the outside casing, you have to roll it so you can grip it. that's all the point of rolling it for. >> how'd you get the dimensions right? have you ever even held a cuff key? >> yeah, somebody told me. i used to make them and sell them at one point in time. >> how much does a cuff key go for? >> $25. >> this is what we need to do. sarge, go with robinette and get all of bowden's property packed up. we're going to go ahead and ship him over to e-dorm. he'll be placed on single cell over there. let's get his stuff packed up. >> sometimes a risk has to be taken, though. if i make it and get caught with it, i face the consequences. i've got to accept what the consequences is. >> get me bowden. we're going to go ahead and place you on heightened security and go ahead and move you out of dorm, all right? appreciate your honesty with that. you want to make any other comments? >> no. >> turn around and cuff up.
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all right, back out. kneel down. the black box. >> the black box is a security device covered over bowden's huffs to cover the key hole and prevent him from tampering with the lock. >> bowden, you understand you're being placed under heightened security, every time you exit your cell. >> him having a handcuff key, that's pretty scary. he can turn around and hurt an officer. there have been officers in other states that have been killed because inmates have escaped and they have handcuff keys and we don't want that to happen. coming up -- >> bowden, stay right there. >> lionel bowden answers to authorities. >> i'm a man, but i consider myself a woman.
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>> an inmate deals with his identity. >> he's a male, so that's the way he's treated, as a male inmate. you're giving away pie?
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come on! >> like all prisons, santa rosa correctional institution near pensacola, florida, has strict codes of conduct for inmates. >> this facility keeps very tight reins on this inmate population. because if you continue to allow little violations, the rules go, and they turn into big things. and with the caliber of this population, we have to manage it this way. >> hey, hey, no talking. you know that. >> more than three quarters of santa rosa's inmate population are serving time for violent crimes, including assault, rape, and murder. but even those convicted of nonviolent crimes are expected to follow all the same rules and protocols. >> they nick pick about every
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little thing. they're so by the rules here. i mean, you have to walk a narrow line and if you do anything outside of that, this is where you end up, in confinement with nothing. >> tell me about your hair thing. >> this is just a t-shirt, really. this is illegal. i'm not supposed to be wearing this, really. >> she's been in santa rosa for seven months. >> i've been incarcerated three times. >> william says he began turning tricks at 12 years old and has been arrested eight times for prostitution. >> with prostitution, the first one you catch is a misdemeanor. and after the third one, they upgrade it to a felony, and that's what happened with me. plus, with what the judge told me is if i get caught again for
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prostitution, it would be a five-year sentence. >> yet you still consider going back? >> i can't help it. i cannot help it. if someone gave me like $1 million right now and told me, you don't have to do this no more, i think i'll just upgrade everything i have and continue doing what i do. >> williams' many mug shots offer a glimpse of his life as a transgender prostitute. >> i don't know why? i'm addicted to it. that's all i can say. >> one time he was even mistakenly booked into a county jail as a female. >> a normal man, but i consider myself a woman. on the street, i live my life as a woman. my name is sharoya taylor. i was taking hormones on the street, off and on. i plan on eventually getting the whole surgery done, if i ever make enough money to do it. >> but williams' preference to live as a woman makes no
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difference at santa rosa. >> inmate williams was sentenced as a male and sent to a male facility here at santa rosa, so that's the way he's treated, is as a male inmate. >> though he has spent time in various jails and prisons, williams finds santa rosa especially hard to deal with. >> because i have to deal with a lot of negativity about me being who i am. so me being homosexual, i'm like an outcast compared to everyone else in here. it's like, i'm scum of the earth here. out of all the times aye been to prison, i've never been through this much california before. >> currently, williams has little, if any contact with other inmates. he is housed in a single-man confinement cell. >> an inmate wrote a request form of me and said i was going to make an attempt to escape. >> why would he write that? >> i have no idea. they either didn't want me to room with them or didn't want me in the dorm? it could have been anything. >> reporter: the anonymous
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letter also stated that williams was going to kill two corrections officers during his escape attempt. williams believes he was framed, but was placed in confinement pending an investigation. >> sometimes it's hard for us as security to be able the top determine which ones may have validity and which ones not. so that's why we take them serious when they have to do anything with escape or staff safety. >> but within a few more days, williams can put his current troubles behind him. but he only has one week left on his sentence. >> this is a release handout. just letting you know, all the things that i have to do. like, i have to go register as a convicted felon in the county that i'm going home to. right now, i'm just overwhelmed with excitement. i just want my freedom. i want to see my friends. i want to see my family. so it's kind of hard, being, like, enclosed in here by myself. i just want to like, go crazy! coming up -- >> all right, guys.
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let's get him up in the wheelchair. >> armando doctor prompts another emergency response. andrator -- >> what were you planning to do with the handcuff key? >> lionel bowden faces a disciplinary review for his homemade cuff key. ey across the country has brought me to the lovely city of boston. cheers. and seeing as it's such a historic city, i'm sure they'll appreciate that geico's been saving people money for over 75 years. oh... dear, i've dropped my tea into the boston harbor. huhh... i guess this party's over. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
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prisons like the santa rosa correctional institution in florida can be dirty places. blood, sweat, feces and urine are part of the fabric of life here. the task of cleaning that fabric, the inmates clothes and linens, fall squarely on 18 inmates who work in the laundry facility. among them is michael jacobs. >> we operate day to day, eight to ten hours a day. we do a lot of different things here. you've got fights, stabbings. a lot of stuff that goes on here at santa rosa. it's a level six facility. >> some of the worst laundry comes from the close management units. >> violent inmates back there. you know what they're capable of. it's just a place you don't want to be. it's florida's most troublesome inmates all in one building. >> the most hazardous laundry is watched separately from all the
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rest. >> these yellow bags right here, these are the ones that usually come in, what we do, we usually don't open them until we stick them into the machine, you know? this is daily, the blood and stuff from cutters and suicide. >> armando doctor, a close management one inmate, recently contributed to the latest load of yellow bag laundry when he deliberately cut himself inside his cell. the damage was so severe, he needed a transfusion to replace the blood he lost. two days later, he's cut again. >> lay down there on the floor. it appears inmate doctor has some type of self-inflicted injury to his left arm. i came up on the cell, he was unresponsive, laying on the floor, came in to do a life safety check. now he's sitting up, restrained. medical has been notified and is en route. >> he's been doing this for quite a while. this is about his fifth time he's cut and we've had to pull
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him out and deal with him this way. and it's getting to be about a monthly thing. >> what's going on with you? why you doing this? >> i tried to talk, but nobody wanted to listen. >> who's you try to talk to? >> sarge. >> did you talk to mental health? >> i tried to get sarge to get them. he ignored me. >> do you have a psychological emergency? >> yes, sir. i'm in fear for my life. >> from who? >> the nurse hit me in the face. >> who did? >> then sarge then threatened me. >> it looks to me like you should be in fear of your life from yourself. >> let's see if we can get him up in the wheelchair. >> work with me, doctor, use your feet. come on, work with me. watch your step, back it up. >> while inmate doctor has made serious allegations, mental health staff say this is not the first time. after several evaluations, they
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say doctor has ulterior motives for cutting himself. >> he's kind of noted for doing things like this, if something doesn't go right for him. but what he's doing is not related to his mental health. it's -- in my opinion, it's more manipulative. he's trying to get out of something or he's using us as a way to manipulate the system, so we want to keep an eye on the cutting, because we don't want anyone to die, which he really doesn't want to die. but he could accidentally do it. >> it's a new cut. it's not the same cut as the old -- the previous one. it's a new cut on his left upper bicep up here. looks fairly deep. >> ultimately, it's for some type of secondary gain, and he's going to continue doing it until he either gets what he wants or -- there's no way of telling. there's no way to tell what he's
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getting out of it. >> he threatened me! >> but doctor can be brought back those cell, it has to be cleaned and disinfected. and once again, that job falls to houseman, carlton williams. >> i was like, dang, he did it again. they should have known that from the get-go. >> this time, officers have retrieved the object that doctor used to cut himself. >> it actually looks like a piece of razor blade. >> after the cleanup, corrections officers remove all of doctor's possessions from his cell to prevent another cutting incident. >> removing his property is not for punishment, it's for his own protection. so it's kind of going to be up to him how far this goes, and we're here actually to protect him and we have to take it step by step. >> doctor will remain under observation from both security
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and mental health staff. he will be given back his mattress and other possessions once it's determined that it's safe to do so. >> watch your head, doctor. listen to them. they're going to lay you down. don't want you to get up, okay? okay, i know you're going to be good. take your time. >> we're not going to leave him unattended. we will come by and check on him. my staff has already been instructed. they're very good at what they do, and they'll make sure that he stays safe and we will not allow him to seriously get harped. coming up -- >> the first time i cut, i was in my teens. >> armando doctor explains his actions. but then, is confronted by corrections staff. >> you said to me, you got me, sarge, you got me. those were your exact words. you got me. why are you going to tell me on camera something different.
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nothing changes here. every day is just like yesterday and tomorrow's going to be the same as today. about the only thing changes here is the faces. after a while, even the faces begin to be the same, you know? you know, that's one of the things about doing time. nothing changes. >> jack hill finds working out to be the best remedy to the monotony of his life as the santa rosa correction institution in florida. >> part of the routine we do, we'll come out here and walk laps on the track. some guys get into the basketball. mainly, me, i get into dips and pull-ups, push-ups, stuff like that. everybody has their own little way of getting tension and
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aggravation. this is your stress release right here. >> hill has spent most of the past 35 years in prison. besides a few releases on role, he's had a couple of others of his own making. not long after his conviction for burglary and assault, he was participating in a work release program and escaped. >> i'm working outside. i met a girl. and you get thinking with the wrong head, you're not thinking like you should. remember, now, you've got a young kid here who's never had really no serious contact like that. she said, i love you, i don't want you to leave. okay, let's go, all right? jump in the car, didn't come back. that was my first escape. big escape, wasn't it? i got caught that night down the road. >> a year later, hill was back on work release, met another girl, and hit the road again. >> from that point on until they got me, it was rock 'n' roll. i was on the run for almost a year. well, first went to texas, you
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know, left texas and went to vegas and left vegas, went to california. left california, went back to texas. left florida, went back to california, then come to alabama and s.w.a.t. team got me. >> hill's escapes were from another florida prison. no one has ever escaped from santa rosa. but escape was one of the first things that crossed the minds of corrections staff when they discovered a homemade handcuff key inside lionel bowden's deodorant container. >> having a handcuff key is like for my defense, you know? >> having a handcuff key is not really unusual, but sometimes it's necessary. you know? theoretically speaking, you know? >> bowden, who is serving a 21-year sentence for armed
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robbery says this isn't the first time he's received a disciplinary report during his time in prison. >> i've had dirty urine dr, possession of weapon dr, possession of a handcuff key. several disrespect drs, a couple fighting. during my seven years i've been incarcerated, i spent about four of them confined. >> bowden was already in the prison's close management unit when he was caught with the cuff ke key. now he must face the institutional classification team, or ict, who could change his status from close management level 2 to level 1, the highest security level in the entire prison. >> you're currently a close management 2. your classification officer is recommending upgrade to close management 1. >> what were you planning to do
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with the handcuff key? >> sell it. >> have you sold them before? >> yes, ma'am. >> how much do you make for a handcuff key? >> about $15 to $25. >> you do realize the danger that that presents at this high-security facility? >> yes, sir. >> for $15 to $25, not only to you, but to other inmates and the staff as well? the seriousness and the consequence? >> yes, sir. >> anything else from that? >> no, sir. >> all right, step out. >> bowden will wait outside, but the it only takes a matter of moments for the classification team to reach a decision. >> inmate bowden, the institution classification team, we are going to recommend upgrading close management 1. this recommendation goes to state classification and they have the final decision. >> yes, ma'am. >> we're also approving a two-year visitation suspension. >> yes, ma'am. >> is there anything else you'd like to tell us? >> no, ma'am.
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>> already considered a high-security inmate, an upgrade to level one means that bowden's existing privileges and movements will be even more restricted than before. armando doctor has been a close management one inmate at santa rosa for the past several months. >> it's been a constant struggle. but he is one of the more extreme cases we've dealt with his dorm as far as the constant cutting and the misbehavior. >> doctor's arms have only began to heal since two cutting incidents weeks earlier. >> i wasn't thinking at the time. i was just aggravated, i was angry. i couldn't think of anything else. >> i done it periodly off and on over the years, when i felt
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that, you know, a situation had got too tough, that i couldn't deal with it and i might have retaliated physically, so i took the physical retaliation out on myself. >> doctor says his squinting is the result of being poked in the eye while in the infirmary. one of several allegations he has made against staff. >> doctor's allegation against staff was never found warranted. it was checked, but, unfounded. he was wanting to be moved out of the dormitory, so he was using those allegations against staff to try to dictate where he could live. >> while staff denies injuring him, doctor has been injuring himself since childhood. >> the first time i cut, i was in my teens. growing up in foster care, i felt they had done me wrong, taking me away from my family. you know, i wouldn't talk to nobody.
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i had a lot of good people that tried to take care of me, but my main problem was, i never opened up, because at times when i tried, something always happened. so i always kept closed and due to the fact that you're not my mother, you're not my father, you're not nobody in my bloodline, i wouldn't talk and i wouldn't try to be a part of the family. >> since this latest cutting incident, doctor has moved back into his cell and has not received any further sanctions, because the prison does not issue them for self-injuries. >> he's got full property back and he's allowed all of his outside activities. seen by mental health just recently in the last few days. he's been doing pretty good. he's been real quiet since he came back to us this time. we haven't had any issues out of him. >> but the incident that apparent triggered doctor's cutting was a disciplinary hearing in which he was given
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close time in level one for masturbating in public. doctor still denies doing so. >> i'm muslim. and we cannot carry ourselves in that manner. that manner. if we're alone and we have our thoughts to ourselves, that's another thing, but to openly do that, you know, it goes against what we believe in. so i had to leave that alone. >> don't tell them things that aren't true. >> sergeant was standing by and remembers things differently. >> i walked up to you, your privates in your right hand, you dropped it, slid on the floor and you said, you got me, sarge, you got me. your exact words. you got me. why you going to tell hem on camera something different? i caught you red-handed with it and you said, you got me. yeah, you did. yeah, you did. i'm the officer who wrote the disciplinary report on him for his physical behavior.
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i physically saw him doing. by the time i caught him, you got me, sarge. i'm done. i'll sit down. i'll back away. listen to him telling you the opposite putting me out there on the front street like that didn't sit well with me knowing i'm the one who caught him. he knew what he did. it didn't make me angry. i expect these inmates to be truthful and treat me the way i treat them. i don't treat them irresponsibly or with disrespect, i expect them to do the same for me. it's a respect issue for me. do that right in front of me, it kind of struck a nerve with me. coming up -- >> thinking what my dad told me back year ago. he said, don't never give up. >> jack hill's personal pledge. and jurez williams celebrates freedom. >> never know that the bitch is back. she's back for her crown. open to ambition. open to bold ideas. that's why new york has a new plan -- dozens of tax free zones all across the state. move here, expand here, or start a new business here and pay no taxes for ten years...
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attempts at parole and two escapes from prison work release programs, jack hill has spent the majority of his adult life behind bars. those years have been further tarnished by his many losses. >> i lost my father, my grandfather, my grandmother, my great-grandmother, my great-grandfather, you know. i lost my sister. i lost my brother, i lost my mother. my aunt and my uncle. yeah. pretty much my whole family's passed away since i've been in here. i used to take mail, letters, for granted. i used to take visitations for granted. now i don't have neither. >> hill says his late father's advice is what keeps him going. >> i think of what my dad told me years ago. don't ever give up. whatever you do, son, don't never give up. i think of the fact that my mother passed away while i was in here.
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and my goal, my goal is to win my case and have the expiration of sentence stamped, done, paid in full and i want to lay it on the grave and tell her, mom, i've done it, i've done it, i'm home. >> hill will eventually have another chance to fulfill his goal when he becomes eligible for parole again in the future. but for jurez williams, who has spent seven months here for felony prostitution, the time is now. >> today is my last day in the sentence. i'm getting ready to go home. i'm really happy. i'm trying to contain it right now. >> did you sleep last night? >> no. not at all. i've been up all night and all day. >> santa rosa correction officers will accompany williams to the pensacola bus station and stay with him until he boards a bus for home. >> how's it feel walking out of here? >> like heaven.
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like heaven. ready for my freedom. it's been seven months without it. >> okay. >> you're going to receive $50 when you get on the bus. count it out for you. >> $10, $20, $30, $40, $50. you will receive that when you get on the bus. in the meantime, i'll keep it with your paperwork. >> okay. >> williams is given state issued civilian clothing but probably won't compare to the outfit he was first arrested in. >> what were you arrested in? >> some hot shorts and a pair of snow boots and a leather jacket and a nice bra. that was it. >> so what do you think of your new clothes? >> i guess i like them. >> are you going to be wearing them on the street? >> no way. no, no at all. i will not be wearing this on the street. i have clothes at home.
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so this is going to the trash or maybe burned as soon as possible. >> williams and another released inmate are loaded on to a transport van and within minutes are outside the confines of santa rosa. >> proud of you. >> thank god it's over. >> it's raining. i really appreciate the small things in life like the trees and the grass. until you get out of places like this. >> at the bus station, williams make as phone call to his sister. he has big plans. for his first night home. >> i'm in pensacola, girl. i just got to the bus station. i'm waiting on my bus. i got a bottle and i want to tap a newport 1000. yes, a fresh pack of newports 1000s. my -- i need a french blade to
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cut my legs. an eyebrow archer. oh, yes. and oh, lashes. i need my lashes. i want you to put up on facebook, i want you to -- let them know that the bitch is back. she's back for her crown. the bitch is back. she's back for her crown. yeah. that part. so, wait, wait. at the end of it, let them know -- about now. >> all aboard now. >> $50. let me hand that to you.
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due to mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. with more than 130 prior stays -- >> he's been coming in here a long time. so everybody knows randy hudson. >> -- a well-known inmate is back in jail. >> the nicest guy in the world when sober. when he's drunk he can be such an a-hole. alcohol also drives a former marine to violence. >> hit him once, knocked him to the ground. hopped on and started raining them down on him. >> the victim is his father. >> he's a 20-year-old trained marine.


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