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get on your bunk, now. get on your bunk now. i'm not asking. >> deputies respond to rising tensions in a female housing unit. >> i'm not asking you a question! why are you talking?! ♪ the street ain't safe for me no more ♪ >> a popular rapper, whose ups and downs have been chronicled in the oakland media -- >> fan mail, females. i've got a whole bunch of them, man.
>> -- now faces serious charges. convicted of a mortgage scam, a grandmother finds her place in the inmate hierarchy. >> something just snapped inside of me and i turned around and clocked her. >> and -- >> it was very scary. i can't stop crying. i'm never been in this kind of trouble before. >> arrested at her high school, an 18-year-old girl gets her first taste of jail life. >> you're going to bend forward all the way. use your hands to separate your butt cheeks. the santa rita jail of alameda county, california, houses about 3,000 men and women.
most are accused of crimes and are awaiting trial or the resolution of their cases. the majority of them were arrested on the tough streets of the county's largest city, oakland. and it's not unusual to discover friends, family, or neighbors here. >> everybody knows everybody here. >> we know each other from the streets. we're like family. >> vincent del judas has known his cell mate, john martinez, since childhood. >> we grew up from since knee high, went to elementary together, juvenile hall together. now we're here. we know it's kind of crazy, because we're going to see each other in the pen. >> they grew up in a part of oakland known as murder dubs, because of its history of drug trafficking and gang violence. now both face charges that reflect the neighborhood's nickname. martinez is accused of murder and four counts of attempted murder, to which he's pled not guilty. in an unrelated case, del judas is also charged with four counts of attempted murder.
he too has pled not guilty. >> right now i've been down for two and a half years. but i'm not taking no double digit, you know. i'm trying to get them down to the lowest number they can. if it's possible. but if not, i'll go to try. to me, it's nothing. >> though both men say they are innocent of their latest charges, they admit that crime has long been a part of their lives. >> i was running the street at 7 years old, breaking into the cars, already doing hell of [ bleep ] and drinking and smoking. >> we were on the streets all the time. we wasn't in school. i dropped out when i was in seventh grade. i'm close to making close to $1,300, $1,400 a day. i'm not to go back to get $1,300 a week, every two weeks, you know what i mean, and breaking my back? i'm not used to all of that. >> but del judas says if he beats his charges, he plans to lead a simpler life. >> i've had time to ponder all my life, man, and i'm ready, me, personally, i think i'm ready to change.
i'm going to start up a little barbershop or something, you know? i'll be cutting hair and braiding stuff and stuff like that. that's a good thing for me, that i've got goals for when i get out, i can possibly do that. >> cyrioco robinson also has a number of old friends at santa rita jail. and many others might not know him, but they know of him. >> we have up and coming rap artist from oakland. >> he got songs, that when people go through up in here, and on the streets. >> what's up?! >> hey! >> robinson, who is performed in music videos with oakland rap legend, two short, says he's always willing to take inmate requests. >> what else, bro? all right, man. it's like this. ♪ you ain't got to hate her ♪ step your game up don't be getting mad just because we came up ♪ ♪ it took me a while, but i got my swagger back ♪
♪ yeah, my ego told me not to let them get me down ♪ ♪ i know you hate her smile, and in my face right now ♪ ♪ mad because i bounced back ♪ see through them [ bleep ], but you don't know about that ♪ ♪ i'm from the town ♪ but i'm not going to let you suckers pull me down ♪ ♪ i'm way too solid ♪ hey >> i'm rico tha kidd. ♪ you ain't got to hate ya ♪ step your game up ♪ don't be getting mad just because we came up ♪ ♪ >> seven years earlier, robinson was profiled in a local newspaper, "the east bay express." the article described a talented, charismatic young man who grew up under difficult circumstances and had been in and out of juvenile detention facilities numerous times.
but it also covered robinson's work with a teen center in east oakland called youth uprising and the hope that some of the staff there had for robinson. >> my goal, professionally, is like, i want to make money and like open up like youth centers and stuff. like, we're going to have programs and say you're in a math class and like you're teacher know that your favorite sport is basketball. he'll teach you math, through basketball. and then it will make it easier for you to learn and make it fun and make it interesting, you know what i'm saying? like that's the kind of thing i want to do. >> robinson has put those dreams on hold. he is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder, to which he has pled not guilty. his arrest was part of a long-term anti-gang investigation conducted by the drug enforcement agency, secret service, and oakland police
department. >> they're basically saying that i attempted to murder one of my friends. >> and your statement about all of that is what? >> it's false. >> you're not guilty? >> not guilty. >> robinson does have a history of past criminal convictions, mostly drug related. >> i've been doing time since i was 15 and i spent a lot of that time in jail. seven years of my life, i've been locked up. i started selling drugs. i ain't never been arrested for nothing. violent. guns didn't ever really come into play in my life. i don't condone -- like, that's not me. the only reason why i got into the drugs was because of the money, you feel me? >> work hard, be smart, follow your own dreams. the [ bleep ] ain't what it seems. some people want to be from the hood. i'm trying to change it up. i'm going to be famous, bro. listen, [ bleep ] the negativity. i'm doing to do something to make the world remember me. >> coming up. >> you really like to hold me down. like, it was hard. >> emotional losses for both
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you want to act like that on the streets, you can do it. but you don't do it in here. the deputy tells you to be quiet, that's what you do, okay? >> deputies at oakland's santa rita jail strive to prevent problems before they explode. officials also help to prevent from santa rita inmates from getting stuck in the jail's revolving door. >> good morning, guys. >> the jail's education center offers a variety of reentry programs, including a barbering class for men. >> you're going to pinch the hair, remember, and pull the comb away. >> and another class for women. >> shape the nails first, before you soak them in the finger
bowl. well, it's a vocational class, introduction to cosmetology. they can graduate with a certificate of completion once they've completed the course. it takes approximately three months to go through that. they can then, hopefully, are inspired to continue the education on the outside, so that they can earn the hours that they need. the purpose of soaking the nails is to soften the cuticles, so you want to shape the nails first and then soak them. >> taryn stout-barstow is open to being a cosmetologist, but admits to another motive for taking the class. >> when i'm pretty, i feel better about myself and it makes me happy. pretty people get what they want, pretty much. if you're ugly, you don't get as much stuff as you do if you're pretty.
>> i think this place ain't that bad. you know everybody hates it, but see the glass half full, not half empty. >> stout-barstow says optimism has helped her serve time. she was sentenced to 90 days and three years' probation for child endangerment. according to her arrest report, she was acting erratically at an electronics store and was with her 6-year-old son when police were called to investigate. the report says neither of them was wearing shoes and that her son said he had not bathed in the past week. >> nice, nice. thank you, vanessa. >> nails by vanessa. >> stout-barstow says at the time of her arrest, she was fleeing an abusive boyfriend. an additional charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance was later dropped. but she admitting to having taken what she thought was crystal meth. >> i was having like night terrors and i didn't want to
sleep and everything. it was [ bleep ]ed up. i was starting to think that people were possessing my and my son's body. it wasn't crystal meth, i'll tell you that. it was bad news. i was trying to tell the cops, and you know how they say the truth will set you free? no, the truth be getting you in trouble. they got my son taken and got me locked up. >> stout-barstow says her drug use began a couple of years earlier, and now she's not only in jail, her son is in foster care. >> everything is probably for the best, but it sucks that my son has to go through the emotional damage. i can get over it, but i'm not sure that my son will be able to. and my son right now, they won't even tell him that i'm in jail. he probably thinks that i just up and left him and ain't coming back. i try not to think about it, because there's nothing i can do while i'm in here. i try really hard not to think about it and maybe that's why i'm so happy. >> we're going to start with
your flour. >> over in the jail's food services classroom, another group of women nearing the end of their sentences is also learning new skills from their instructor, michelle. >> my focus here is to teach entry-level skills, so that individuals who leave my class can go out and get those entry-level jobs in the industry. one of the perks is, everything that we make here, we get to eat. but also, i think it's sort of an escape, you know? perfect. >> but access to knifes and other utensils, the inmates must be trustworthy and reliable. >> thank you. good job, ladies. >> but according to michelle, angeline lizzarago stands out among the rest. >> she is my star teaching assistant. anything i need, she takes care of. i don't even have to ask her. she just anticipates my needs. >> trust is a big issue. and when you have a teacher or even a deputy that trusts you,
that you do not need close supervision, means a lot to an individual woman who has been stripped of dignity and self-esteem and all those other things. >> it doesn't look like it, but she can eat. >> i love to eat. being italian, that's our thing. it's a culture thing. eat. >> lizzarago, who is on probation for grand theft in another county at the time of her arrest, was originally charged with 23 counts of what prosecutors said was a mortgage refinancing scam, aimed at immigrants. >> i was doing really well. i was successful. i had a $1 million company. >> lizzarago made a plea deal in which she was sentenced for five years for grand theft and ordered to pay $32,000 in
restitution to nine of her victims. >> come on, ladies! let's go! i'm assuming you're hungry! it's dinnertime. what does that mean?! >> due to overcrowding in the california prison system, lizzarago does her time at santa rita and she's only required to serve half of her five-year sentence. she's now just two weeks away from her release. and says her age hasn't always won her respect. >> the first six months that i was here was very bad. they would take my commissary, they would steal it, i would go to a class and come back and something was gone. and then they'd taunt me. they call you names. it just got to the point where i just said to myself, it's enough. and so i got in a fight. this girl told me she wanted my six-pack of soda that was in my bag, and i said no.
and she pushed me. i don't know. something just snapped inside of me and i turned around and clocked her. >> how? >> with my fist. she was not expecting it and so she fell back. when she fell back, i kicked her. the story got around that the lady with the white hair beat up, you know, a girl. and so they just left me alone and i earned my own self-respect. coming up -- >> that bottom one says doggy style. makes you more money at the club. >> taryn stout-barstow recounts her life as a stripper and has her own line of cosmetics. you ever been arrested before? >> no. >> an 18-year-old starts her day in a high school classroom, but ends it at santa rita. i bought a car, comes over... and you're like. if you're getting... a good deal or not. led up... truecar.com. all the information... you should be paying.
popular inmate but says there is a difference between him and his rapper persona. >> i can create another person called rico tha kidd who's not insecure. he can talk to the ladies. he can go to the club, do all of that. rico, cyrioco, he's laid back, he's not scared to approach the women. >> thanks to a newspaper article that documented his struggles, rico tha kidd is well known. >> that fan mail? >> fan mail. females. i got a whole bunch of them, man. i've only been here for six i've only been here for six months. i get fan mail because, like, a lot of people know my situation. a lot of people know the person that i am, and they know that the person that they're trying to make me out to be, i'm not that person.
so they write me and just keep me encouraged, telling me, keep my head up, telling me to hang on and that's the only respect i got for the streets. but i don't owe the streets nothing, you know? like, if anything, the streets owe me, because the streets got a chance to be around somebody like me, you know? >> look at that right here. >> robinson could owe decades of his life to the state prison system if he is found guilty on his current charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. he's already spent a total of seven years of his life in jail, on various drug-related charges and convictions. >> have a seat. >> but for 18-year-old laney markert, jail something completely new. >> i've never been to jail. i've never been to juvenile hall. driving here was probably the
longest drive and walking in, just having people look at me, just made me uncomfortable and i just felt like dirty in a way. it was very scary. i was -- i can't stop crying. i'm never been in this kind of trouble before, so it's new and i don't like it. >> markert was just arrested at her high school and charged with drug possession. she has yet to enter a plea. >> i have been using drugs since my freshman year, so for about four years and before it was just weed, marijuana, and then it turned into experimenting can other things and started drinking in seventh grade, i think, and it just kind of escalated from there. >> all right, i love you. okay.
bye. >> laney marcert? >> yes. >> have a seat. >> i'm going to ask you a few questions. you ever been through this process before? >> no. >> first time in our county jail? >> yes. >> you been in juvenile hall? >> no. >> never been arrested before? >> no. >> are you addicted to any drugs or alcohol right now? >> yes. >> what are you addicted to? >> alcohol and heroin. >> too young for that. >> i know. >> a short time later, markert is handed a blue jump suit, the uniform worn by female inmates assigned to minimum security general population. >> you can't take your own personal underwear or bra. so you have to put that on and then all your personal belongings go in there and tie it in a knot and let us know when you're changed. >> i don't know. this is weird that i'm in a suit or like in this and not in my
actual clothes and i'm not just going home. it feels weird. >> coming up -- >> we don't even know what it is. >> we don't know what it is. it's a meat, but it's your hamburger patty. >> laney markert's jail odyssey continues. is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here.
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pass out dinner on that side for me. thank you. >> the kitchen staff at oakland's santa rita jail must prepare and deliver meals for 3,000 inmates, three times per day, seven days a week. it's a big job, but the end result rarely wins praise. >> this is very unappetizing, bland. >> we call it white dip. because, huh, we don't know how they make it and it might kill you, but it's all we've got to eat. >> but for inmate workers like vincent del judas, chow time offers a break from an otherwise monotonous existence. >> i'm a pod worker. we get to help out with hot water and stuff like that. i'm going to get you another newspaper right now. it's all good. i get to wiggle. i get to really do things that other inmates, they can't do.
i get to stay out of my cell all the time, use the phone when i want, listen to the radio, wake up early, load the ovens, feed the inmates, and whatever they need, i get it to them. >> del judas' routine, however, is about to change. he will soon be transferred to state prison. >> i took a plea bargain, pled no contest to four counts of attempted murder, took 12 years -- well, it was basically 11 years, 8 months. hopefully, if i get all my back time, i'll end up going 7 1/2 more years, hopefully. i have a lot of thinking to do. a lot of decision making. and realized a lot of things, such as family. i hurt my mom a lot. you know, she's got a lot of kids. she's got three sons and we all in jail. and i'm the youngest. so, you know, it hurts her. i've never been to prison. hopefully i make the best of it, you know?
i made the best of it here. >> taryn stout-barstow has made the best of her 90 days at santa rita as well. >> i'm really happy with the results here at the santa rita jail. we have good stuff going on. >> stout-barstow was convicted of child endangerment after police found her acting erratically at an electronics store with her 6-year-old son in tow. before jail, stout-barstow worked as a stripper, whose stage name was nicki. >> i actually started out when i was 17 in alaska, dancing. stripping, actually. whatever. >> she says one of her tattoos earned her extra tips. >> that bottom one says "doggy style." makes you more money at the club. >> makeup played a big role in converting stout-barstow into nicki. now she only has access to it in her cosmetology class. but back at her bunk, she makes due with the things she is allowed to have. >> this is my little makeup case i'll be using.
to make the cover-up, i use coffee, lotion, and baby powder, and mix it all together with a little bit of tooth paste. tooth paste is like multi-purpose here. pencils, do the eye shadow thing. this is tooth paste and pencil lids and put it all together in this empty mascara thing. this is a mascara applicator, but usually i just use my pencil. somebody gave me an empty one. with the jail, the jail sucks really bad, so you have to put sucky candy in it. jolly ranchers, anything with sugar will give you a good hold. okay, this is the finished product. all homemade, jail-made [ bleep ]. i'm an artist, you know what i mean? i've always done makeup on the ousts and in here, i like to look how i do on the ousts, so i don't feel trapped. i feel more like me. >> laney markert on the other hand isn't feel like herself at
all. >> never been arrested? >> no. >> are you addicted to any drugs or alcohol right now? >> yes. >> what are you addicted to? >> alcohol and heroin. >> markert arrived at santa rita a couple of hours earlier. after she was arrested at her high school and charged drug possession. >> so, what happened? >> we were smoking in the bathroom and someone smelled it and told the office and the office came into the bathroom and smelt it and told us to come out and we went straight to the office, got searched. so, then i got caught. >> and you ended up in santa rita. >> yeah, for the first time in my life. >> as she awaits assignment to a housing unit, markert receives an unofficial orientation from two current santa rita inmates. >> this is why people don't want to be here. it's nasty, it's disgusting. >> this is what you get. mcdonald's fries, this is your mcdonald's fry. >> and they call that beaver tail. >> what? >> beaver tail.
we don't even know what it is. >> we don't know what it is. it's a meat, but it's your hamburger patty. we don't know what it is. >> they give it to us. we have no idea. a lot of people are going to keep you up, because they're going to be loud. you have to wake up like 3:00 for breakfast. two, three, hours later, you get time. >> when i first came in here, my time is like when you can't use the phone. you can use the phone, take showers, and you come out with everybody else in your unit, just get out yourself. >> you're in here to realize if you're hanging out with the wrong people, drugs ain't even really cool like that. i know, i did a lot. if you're going to go to school, just go to school. and don't worry about drugs. keep up with your homework, keep up with your assignments, and you've got to turn it in on your own. you've got a lot more important things than to be smoking weed or whatever y'all was doing in the bathroom. because you've got a lot more to worry about. >> markert!
grab a pillow. so you've never been in custody before, right? >> right. >> okay. so when you go in there, basically, females will come up to you, talk to you, ask you what you're about, just tell them. if you have any problems, talk to the deputy, and let them know you've never been in custody before. >> i don't want any drama, any trouble with the other girls. i'm afraid of what they're going to say. >> they're going to ask you questions, where you from, what's your case. just be honest. and just be cool. you talk about respect, everybody respect's each other privacy and area, space. you stick with that, you're not going to have any problems. remember, just focus on going to court, doing your time real quick and get out of here and never come back, right? >> all right. >> all right.
you don't need to be coming in here. have a seat and the deputy will come and they're going to search you and then you'll go inside. >> okay. >> before markert is taken to her housing unit, she must undergo a full body strip search by a female deputy. >> all right. take your pants off. and i'll take those. take your socks off and turn them inside out. go ahead and separate your feet, a wide stance, step back so you don't hit your head. bend forward. you're going to bend forward all the way. use your hands to separate your butt cheeks all the way, cough three times, really hard. cough. all right. go ahead and get dressed. this is your first time in santa rita? >> yeah. >> welcome to santa rita. go ahead and grab your stuff. >> that felt uncomfortable, like, getting undressed in front
of someone i don't know. >> finally, markert arrives at her housing unit, where she will remain until her charges are resolved or she is bailed out. >> take any one that's open. >> and the first open bunk happens to be right next to taryn stout-barstow. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> coming up -- >> because i cannot stand you, that's why! i can't [ bleep ] stand you. >> laney markert finds herself in the middle of a feud. >> i got married here in santa rita on valentine's day. >> an 11-year prison sentence doesn't deter vincent del judas from tying the knot. e, and it feels like your life revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira
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to a general population housing unit. she was arrested a few hours earlier and charged with drug possession. >> take any one that's open. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> her bunk is right next to a more seasoned inmate, taryn stout-barstow, who quickly points out the housing unit's social divide. >> it's not that bad in here. >> i hope not. >> we call this right here peatmont. this is the good side of the pod. over there is east oakland. you don't want to kick it that way. the further you go this way, the ghettoer it gets. this is more of the -- >> it's a trailer park down here. >> right here! living up [ bleep ]! >> up in the park. >> you calling us white trash? >> what's your name? >> laney.
>> nice to meet you. >> you too. >> it's fun. just stay close this way. >> i will. i'll stay very close. >> you can't really -- >> how do you even just get up on top? >> just get over that way. do an acrobat-like thing. just jump up there and then bounce -- >> just like that. >> step one, you're on your bunk. >> want to go see our facilities? hop on down. let me see how you get down. >> honestly, i'd probably grab on to yours and just hop. >> like that? >> okay. come on. i'll show you everything. here's the shower. check it out. be careful, though, okay? i don't know how they got up there, but there's some like some gnats. they're [ bleep ] sick. but i took a shower this morning and there's gnats up there. yuck! this one you can't do your makeup in, because it just doesn't work like that. this one, you can do your makeup. toilet paper wall going on.
this is a lot more privacy. go ahead and sit down. hey, we can sit down and talk. if you ever need a bathroom buddy, it's right here. >> how do you feel right now? >> i feel a little better. i mean, it sucks that i am here, but i feel better about, like, being here. i'm not as scared anymore. so that's good. there's nice people. >> taking applications for a best friend, okay? i've been looking for a new one to replace my old one that got taken. because you're really pretty? >> thank you. >> if you need getting ready for court, i can help you on that. identify got the whole makeup thing going on. if you want to look good for court i'll make you gel pretty girl. it may not be maybelline, but it's santa rita pretty and that's all that matters, right? >> but not everyone in the housing unit is as welcoming as stout-barstow. just a few bunks down, summer payne, serving a one-year sentence for petty theft,
doesn't have much tolerance for the other end of the unit. >> they go home in 7 to 14 days. they're not sitting here doing no real time. we're sitting here doing real time, pushing real weight pushing real stuff on the streets. >> this is the penitentiary here. >> she's been up here like seven, eight months. she's not going home until october. 12 months. you feel me? real time in county jail. not that playland, and my best friend applications and [ bleep ] like that. we don't get down like that in the town or in alameda county. i don't even know where she's from. that's why i would roll them up and put them down there. they're in play jail. we in real jail and we want to go home. >> that takes some [ bleep ] >> while markert finds herself in the middle of a brewing storm. >> vincent del judas has not let
his 12-year sentence prevent him from finding a port in his storm. a few days ago ago, he took a major step. he got married. >> i got married here in santa rita, you know? on valentine's day. so you know, it was kind of a -- she was kind of happy about that. >> hey, baby. >> how you been? >> i've been all right. >> del judas' new wife, maria, has been visiting weekly since he's been at santa rita. and during her last visit, they tied the knot. >> when we do visiting, it's through the phone, through the glass. they don't let us touch or nothing like that, but, hey, better than nothing. >> i love you and i miss you. >> i've known vincent since i was maybe about 7 years old. we finally decided to make it official maybe about two, three years ago. unfortunately, he did get locked up a few weeks after. i decided to stick with him. it's been rocky for the past two
years, but, like i always tell his mom and everybody else, like, love outrules everything. >> what'd you do? >> nothing, really. oh, that you gave my lawyer. >> it's been awesome. we don't have any problems and we talk on the phone, i come and see him once a week. but hopefully soon we'll be able to have a little bit more contact. >> how? >> conjugals. when he gets transferred to prison, we'll have a little bit more of a physical touch visitations. >> so when you going to get transferred? >> should be like top, four months, like i said. >> you're being transferred. >> that's good. >> well, we waited, literally, 15 years to be together. because i waited 15 years, i'll wait 15 more. >> send money on the phone, all
right. send your fake drama somewhere else. we're not here for that. i'm not asking you a question. why are you talking?! >> a deputy puts an end to the feud in the female wing. and -- ♪ the boy so bad, but i had a girl ♪ ♪ and i know if i raise her right, she's going to change the world ♪ >> cyrioco robinson puts his losses to music. n a unique set . [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help protect your eye health. as you age, your eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite is a vitamin made just for your eyes from the eye care experts as bausch + lomb. ocuvite has a unique formula that's just not found in any leading multivitamin. your eyes are unique, so help protect your eye health with ocuvite.
the santa rita jail is no different than other jails, in that some inmates may spend years here, not convicted of a crime but just waiting for their cases to work their way through the courts. other inmates might only spend a night in jail before they were released back home. such was the case for 18-year-old laney markert, who had been arrested at her high
school and charged with drug possession. >> i have never been in this kind of trouble before, so it's new and i don't like it. >> so we made laney markert until last night around midnight. you're released on your own recognizance. you sign it, saying you understand that, you've been told that, if you don't show, a judge puts a warrant out for your arrest for not showing up to court. i wouldn't say inmate markert is scared straight. she didn't even spend one night in jail. she will need real help. no matter how much we offer people, they have to want it. >> what's your name? >> laney? >> nice to meet you. >> you too. >> in the hours markert spent in jail, she became friends with taryn stout-barstow, who took it upon herself to show markert the ropes. >> i'm taking applications for a best friend, okay? >> but just a few bunks down, summer payne seemed annoyed by the budding friendship and still
does. >> she had to feel stupid, though. she had to feel stupid. you talking about, oh, yeah, best friend applications are being accepted. i know that girl so glad she got bailed up out of this [ bleep ]. >> what's going on with you guys? >> well, what? >> what's going on with you? >> with who? >> we are not going to have a fight. >> you two. >> we have no issues. i'm just in here living with her at the moment. yeah, there was a discrepancy, because i guess she felt like i was calling her out, because she was being untrue to the new booked that we had in here. they had this young lady helping fix her bed and showing her the ropes, and said she was going to give her the best friend application and it was accepted, and if she was her best friend, she would have helped her. >> i was already helping her. i was not [ bleep ] getting down off my bed when i'm already comfortable doing something that i don't think even is necessary. >> well, bitch, we ain't got no friends. we ain't here to make friends.
>> bitch, you ain't nothing but fake. because i cannot stand you. that's why! i can't [ bleep ] stand you! all right, you know what, then [ bleep ] then? [ bleep ], [ bleep ]. you want to act hard -- >> hey, your mouth's enough. get on your bunk. get on your bunk, now! get on your bunk now! i'm not asking you! get on your bunk! i'm not asking you! it wasn't a question. get on your bunk. get up there then. you take your fake drama somewhere else. we're not here for that. i'm not asking you a question! why are you talking?! figure it out! you want to go home on time, shut your mouth. this ain't your house. so don't start dropping f-bombs and don't start acting like you're tough, because you ain't. period, you're not. lip service gets you nowhere. >> because even a small argument
can turn physical, deputy beats, the unit supervisor, immediately questions the two women to discover the source of the problem. >> she just -- i guess she's upset with me, because was -- everybody laughing. i would have been -- >> well, the jail politics, especially in this house, with there being so many people in the minimum side of my house, i'm almost full. you may have a bunk space here or there, but if you put that many women in the same space with that kind of temperament, things are going to spare. >> hey, you got a second? i've got an issue with two inmates. >> since the dispute never got physical, deputy beesley decides the best solution is to simply separate the women for the duration of their stays. 69-year-old angeline lizzarago says she once punched and kicked
a younger inmate who was trying to intimidate her but now says that yoga is far more effective than violence when it comes to surviving in jail. >> we get up at 3:00 in the morning. i make up my bed and then i pray and i do yoga for an hour and a half to two hours. >> lizzarago is nearing the end of a 2 1/2 year stay at santa rita for her part in a mortgage scam. along with quieting her mind, she's also busied her hands. >> since i was about 12 years old, my grandmother taught me how to crotchet, how to knit. so i do a lot of that stuff for the girls in here. and to also help keep me occupied, help me stay sane. >> that's nice. >> lizzarago will soon trade needles for knives. she is just weeks away from release and plans to expand on what she has learned through the jail's food services class. >> so what's the first thing you're going to do when you go
home? the very first thing? >> the very first thing i'm going to do when i walk down that ramp is, i'm going to drop everything, kiss the free ground, and then embrace my children. then i want to see if i can get a decorating class at night or something. i'm not going to let you down. i feel it in my heart, i know it in my head. i know that's what i'm going to do. i'm going home, where, you know, i'm going to try to pick up the pieces and go from there. >> we should probably heat these sandwiches before they get cold. that way we can get out of here. >> spending time with family could be a long way off for cyrioco robinson, who is still awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. but two weeks ago, he learned it's too late to ever see one important family member again. >> this is my stepdad. we got good times.
very good times. he passed away. he was really like the only dad i knew. it was hard, but before he came into our life, it was hard. my mom was struggling. when i first found out, i like, broke down. i was crying. but, like, i had, like, i don't know, you've got some good people in here, though. they, like, real supportive like. i actually had a dude give me a hug, like you all right? like, you all right, man? you all right? like, man, that's cold. like, i know how that feel. i know how that is, to like lose, to like lose a loved one. and like one day i was just sitting in my room and i kind of like felt like he was here. >> the passing of robinson's stepfather has given him pause to think of his own 2-year-old daughter. as his latest song reflects. ♪ see, this is my life ♪ i'm going to choose to live ♪ get a job, find a wife ♪ probably have some kids
♪ the streets ain't for me no more ♪ ♪ hustling ain't the way i'm trying to eat no more ♪ ♪ see, at first i had no reason to live ♪ ♪ until my life changed and i had this kid ♪ ♪ i wanted a boy so bad, but i had a girl ♪ ♪ and i know if i raise her right, she a gonna change the world ♪ ♪ see the time is right now for me to stand up ♪ ♪, no, there ain't no backing down, i've got to man up ♪ ♪ i know my mother, but who is my father ♪ ♪ see, that's the type of [ bleep ] i never do to my daughter ♪ ♪ she going to have everything ♪ why you think i rap and sing? ♪ ♪ god gave me a gift and i'm gonna use it ♪ ♪ don't think about it, just do it, do it ♪ ♪ see, this may sound crazy, but it feels like my soul's getting lazy ♪ ♪ there's nothing left inside ♪ i'm feeling like i have to write ♪ ♪ i'm feeling like i'm losing time ♪ ♪ and all i want to do is shine ♪
due to mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. >> a female inmate's outgoing personality comes in handy for shopping with other people's money. >> what girl doesn't like to shop? i love to shop. i'm just going about it the wrong way. >> i don't regret it. >> a gang member's injuries leave him especially vulnerable.