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step out of the cage. >> hands behind your back. close that gap up. >> deputies shake down a housing unit and hit a contraband jackpot. >> it's pruno. liquid courage. >> lying is not the answer. >> i'm not lying. i just don't tell him. >> okay, but -- >> i'm not going to sit there and tell him, oh, yeah, your mom sells drugs and your mom robs people to -- >> an inmate learns addiction and motherhood do not make a good mix.
while two other inmates are left wondering which is the father of her child. >> i swear to god. i'll beat your ass right in front of the police and everything. >> when a feud from the streets boils over in the jail, deputies are forced to respond. and -- >> i can get into the hair-cutting business. >> another inmate trains for better days on the streets. >> get a lot of clientele. >> ha! ♪ >> surrounded by the foothills outside oakland, california, the santa rita jail can be mistaken for an office park, if not for the mile and a half or so of razor wire lining its perimeter.
>> hey. >> most of the roughly 2,700 male inmates and 300 female inmates are only charged with crimes and are awaiting trial and the resolution of their cases. >> some people think it's a joke and it's fun, man. this ain't fun. it's not a game. it's not a joke. it's real life, and i don't want to be here. >> deputies face new problems and challenges every day. >> stay down. stay down until i leave the room. >> among the most dangerous is when inmates bring their conflicts from the street with them into the jail. >> [ bleep ] trying to keep gang banging. gang banger. >> deputies have just separated two such inmates who got into a brief fistfight. >> you just ran out to see him. >> they are temporarily placed in different cells. but that doesn't stop their taunts. >> that [ bleep ] a real life [ bleep ]. like i said -- [ bleep ] >> i'm on you every time. >> you a [ bleep ]. i swear to god i'll beat your ass right in front of the police and everything. shut your scary ass up.
you already know what's up. >> [ bleep ]. >> bitch. >> sir? >> the two inmates are corey long and -- >> do you have any pain on you? >> no, my knuckles. >> and iron robinson. >> all i got is a little ice pack because i got a little knock, really, from head buttin', but i ain't tripping, you know. just a little war wounds. >> here you see the inmates as i'm bringing the inmates in, i open the door, they're stepping in. the fight is actually taking place right now. >> the fight occurred just to the left of the surveillance camera's view. deputies respond within seconds. when they deploy pepper spray to break it up, other inmates can be seen reacting to it. >> they got pepper spray now. so we identified the one person in the purple shirt. >> handcuffed by deputies, long is now in the camera's view. robinson has already been removed from the scene. both men have been in jail for about a month.
but their conflict began on the streets. >> on the street i ain't worried about him on the street. but in jail i already know i've got to fight him because i'm going to run into him, and it ain't going to be like, oh, what's up or anything like that. it's going to be on site every time. >> robinson is in jail on a probation violation for an assault after he pistol-whipped someone. his original sentence was three years for domestic battery. he and law, who is charged with four counts of assault with a firearm to which he has pled not guilty, each had separate court appearances that morning and then encountered each other back at the jail. >> it was just me and him like he already bit me right here and everything. biting like he trying to get [ bleep ] aids or something. hopefully i never see him again. >> what's the likelihood of that?
>> most likely i'm going to see him again. >> in addition to their latest fight, long says he has another reason to be upset with robinson. >> shut your [ bleep ] ass up. tell your bitch to stop snitching. >> according to prosecutors, long fired his weapon at a vehicle containing four people, including robinson and his girlfriend and one of their children. >> he got hurt basically saying when i supposedly shot up his car while he was in there, she was saying she in the car with the baby and all that [ bleep ]. but it's just all lies, all allegations. i mean i got proof i was in sacramento when it happened. i wasn't nowhere out here. >> long says his fate lies in the hands of robinson's girlfriend, who might be the only person willing to testify against him. long believes if she does not come forward with a statement in the next five days, he will be released. >> if she don't come by friday, they've got to drop all my charges on monday. >> what kind of time are you facing for you if things are bad? >> too much. >> so you have a lot riding on this. >> yeah.
>> though robinson is also an alleged victim of long, he says he won't get involved in the case and hopes his girlfriend won't either. >> you better tell that bitch to stop knocking on doors, bro. >> it ain't like i told her to call the police or call the authority or nothing, but she did what she had to do. i mean there's only so much a woman can take. i mean, i can't even put my hands on that woman or she'll call the police on me. all i can do is tell her not to go to court and testify because i wouldn't want nobody to come to court on me. >> individual conflicts aren't the only ones deputies deal with on a daily basis. >> oakland has a big problem with gangs. those particular individuals end up here at some point usually. and then you have whatever problems they have on the streets coming inside the jail. so we have to be able to identify the people that's involved, then try to keep it controlled. >> step out on the cage. step out. >> in order to suppress gang activity -- >> hands behind your back. close that gap up.
>> -- deputies conduct frequent shakedowns of housing units throughout the jail. they search for gang intelligence along with weapons and other forms of contraband. >> this is all about information. and there's the information we're looking for. >> sergeant busby has just discovered scrolls of miniature writing, a typical way gang members pass information to each other. >> information's constantly being passed around. occasionally when you have somebody higher up in the structure, they make rules for the entire facility. so those rules are distributed to the other inmates. and the only place they can keep it without the staff finding it is up their rectum. and some of them can keep them for a long time and only pass it off when they need to. that way it goes with them anywhere. it goes with them to court. it goes with them to the next facility. and that's how news travels in and out. >> while many of the jail's confirmed gang members are confined to maximum security cells, other inmates live in large dormitory-style units, but they're subject to contraband shakedowns as well.
>> they know the game. this is routine. they know what's going on. so they're not too surprised. >> the inmates are confined to an adjacent recreation area while deputies conduct the search. >> disassembled razors. they're valuable to the inmates if they can put them in their columns and they can use a weapon for slashing of eyes. >> soon after deputies hit the jackpot. they discover a large bag of inmate-made alcohol. >> it's pruno. it's made with probably 50 to 100 oranges. sugar and bread. this is the jackpot, so this is a good find. >> here are some oranges. got them before they could start the next batch of pruno, especially during nfl time drinking is pretty big, common in these pods. everyone will contribute their oranges and stuff throughout the lunch that you get in lunch, and they'll make a batch for sunday football games. >> liquid courage. >> so we found everything that we were expecting to find and more so of it.
coming up -- >> robinson described the shooter as a black male, 22 years old to 27, six foot, thin build with dreads. >> corey long learns more details about the case against him. and -- >> i used to tell my son that i would go to school, and then finally he got to the age where he understood where we really were, and he said, ma, you're not in school, you're in jail. >> a young woman with a troubled past attempts to become a better parent.
>> we have the adult basic education. people can take classes to get their ged. we have barbering, food service, cosmetology, computer skills. >> byron poe tries to enroll in as many classes as he can. >> d.a.d.s. deuce, ged deuce, computer technology. >> there's a lot of programs over here for us to better yourself. i'm going to be this great -- you know, this comeback story. >> poe is serving a three-year sentence for petty theft. he also has prior convictions for vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, and burglary. but department store tvs were his specialty. >> we would actually go in walmart's, take a 40-inch tv, pick it up, open it, take it all out, take another one out, put it in the same box, put two in a box, and walk out the door.
my theft was driven by drug use. i know a life consists of on a happy basis. i've actually taken my kids and enjoyed the family thing, the manly thing, but drugs take its toll. it won't allow you to do none of that. you'll give it all up for this right here. >> today's lesson is the importance of virtue. >> poe is currently enrolled in the d.a.d.s. class. today's topic is using the principles of addiction recovery to become a better father. >> honesty is the cornerstone -- >> -- of recovery. >> -- of any recovery. >> but in terms of honesty, poe finds old habits die hard, especially when it comes to enhancing jail food. >> this is the salt in the canteen. it's actually stolen up out the kitchen, right? >> it's not as pretty out here. >> we got our own little ways of hooking these things up. >> santa rita also offers classes to its female inmates.
alexandria mcbride is in the m.o.m.s. class, and due to repeated incarcerations, she's taken it more than once. >> i used to tell my son i would go to school, and then finally he got to the age where he understood where we really were and he said, mom, you're not in school, you're in jail. so -- >> how did that make you feel? and how did you respond to it? >> i was like, ahh -- >> it's only been maybe 90 days that she was here and gone and now back. >> mcbride is currently serving an eight-month sentence for violating her parole of prior convictions of grand theft, commercial burglary, and robbery. drugs also played a role in her problems. >> i like to smoke weed and i smoked crystal. add it all ends up bad. i used to play volleyball. i used to cheerlead. i love my family, but whenever i get high, whenever i push myself away from them and i close them
out because i don't want them to see me like that and i feel like they're going to judge me, and it brings a big space in between us, so i don't get to see my kids. i -- you know, just bad things like that. >> mcbride admits she has difficulty with some of the material. >> lying is not the answer. but number two says -- >> but i don't like -- i don't -- i'm not lying. i just don't tell him. i'm not going to sit there and tell him, oh, yeah, your mom sells drugs and your mom robs people to get -- >> one of the things that she refuses to do is to go into a drug program. >> he knows that i go and do something because he knows that i come back with jordans for him. but he came to a point where he was like, mom, i don't want that no more. i don't want jordans -- >> okay, by him saying that to you, don't you think he realizes what you're doing? >> yeah. i know he does. >> and wants you to stop? so he's saying to you, don't bring -- >> yeah. so that's what -- >> so how does that make you feel, miss mcbride?
>> it makes me feel like [ bleep ] because i -- i guess i just do those things to cover up what i'm doing because some of the time some of the things i do, i want to get high too. i mean, okay, i used to use the excuse i was young, but it's kind of like old now because i'm not that young anymore, and, you know -- and i don't know. i don't want to talk about it anymore because i'm getting mad because i -- >> the class strives to help mcbride become a more responsible parent. an objective made even more important by the fact that the father of her 5-year-old daughter is also incarcerated at santa rita. but there's still some question as to who exactly the father is. jacob cowin is serving 75 days for battery and vandalism. trinidad lara, who goes by trino, is serving 90 days for a parole violation. to this day neither is certain which one of them is the father.
>> i remember talking to her on the phone, and she told me that she was pregnant, and she was going to have an abortion. i go, you didn't tell me you were pregnant, and now you're going to have the kid because i wouldn't want anything to do with you if you had an abortion. in the meantime, she also found somebody else. >> i claimed the kid really right because when i got her, she was with this other cat. you know, and like i kind of snatched her from him. you know, we were together while she was still with him, and there was some snake [ bleep ] really like -- my part. whatever, right? >> despite the men's uncertainty, mcbride says the father is jacob cowin. >> were you with trino when you met jake? come on. there's something going on there. tell me. >> yeah. but trino was in jail. he had gotten in a car crash and he like lost his memory or something, and like he didn't remember who i was. >> i was in a high-speed chase and i crashed on thornton avenue
going up the freeway on the wrong way of the freeway. i guess they said there was money and dope all over the freeway. and i woke up eight days later in a coma. i woke up here in the clinic in santa rita. it took me about close to a month to remember her because my memory -- i had lost my memory. >> meanwhile, mcbride asked cowin to accompany her to get an abortion. but things did not go as planned. mcbride was on the back of cowin's motorcycle and had all their money in a backpack. >> my gas light pops on. so i'm like -- i get off to get some gas. i get off the bike, she's still on the bike. i go and the backpack's open. so the money flew out, right? i'm like, man, i'm hella mad, right, because it wasn't just that money, right? it was all my money, right? >> how much? >> you know, i mean, it was like -- i can't tell you to the dollar amount, but it was a little bit, you know? >> like $1,800. he was going like 140 on the freeway.
so he said she's a miracle baby. that's what he says. >> cowin and his parents helped raise the baby for the first year, but eventually all parties decided she would be better off with alexandria mcbride's parents. >> what's up, man? what's going on? all right. >> as for cowin and lara, they wound up in the same housing unit, and rather than compete for mcbride's affections, they've become friends instead. >> yeah. >> whose daughter is she? talk to me about that. >> well, you know, that's my daughter, all right. but it's a chance that it might be his daughter, too, right? but -- >> if he's -- she has his last name, and he's been taking care of, who am i to speak or even say anything? >> but there are no hard feelings between you two? >> me and him? not at all, man. >> if anything i'm looking forward to -- i'll kick it with you again.
you know what i mean? hopefully -- i'll look him up. >> i ain't got no hard feelings towards her neither. >> so she could come out and hang out with you guys? >> i don't have a problem with it. >> let me think. do i got hard feelings? no, i don't. no. coming up -- >> i got written up for pruno. christmas was coming. time to celebrate. >> -- one of the pruno suspects answers to authorities. >> do you waive your rights to a hearing? >> yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. and -- >> she didn't show up at court today, so hopefully tuesday is my lucky day and they drop all the charges. >> corey long bides his time.
>> get down on your knees. during a recent shakedown at the santa rita jail, deputies discovered a large bag of inmate-made alcohol, or pruno. shortly afterward they found the remnants of even more. >> what is it? >> it's pruno. they obviously drank this already. they were in two canisters right here. >> this is what we do. >> one of the inmates now facing disciplinary action for the pruno is robin vongushon.
>> christmas was coming. time to celebrate. get a little tipsy. >> vongushon was originally convicted six years earlier for a brutal assault. >> i knocked two people out. i broke somebody's jaw 18 places. i broke -- broke his face basically. >> vongushon is back in santa rita on a parole violation, the latest of 17 violations he says he has had since his assault conviction. this time he was picked up on a warrant for missing his court-ordered anger management classes. when he was searched, police found a switchblade knife, which is another violation. >> violence. everything i do. >> walk that way all the way to the wall. turn to your right. >> unless vongushon convinces staff that the pruno wasn't his, he could lose 30 days of privileges such as the ability to buy food from the commissary, visitation, and rec time.
>> i'm going to have you read the report if you would. and tell me when you're done. you can read and understand english? >> i'm done. >> you're done. okay. so you're willing to accept the 30 days loss privileges? >> yes. >> do you waive your right to a hearing? >> yes, yes, yes, yes. i just want to sign it and get out -- >> and you waive your right to a 24-hour waiting period? >> yes, yes. >> what i need you to do is sign here on the bottom line. okay. these are your copies. you can have them, you can do whatever you want with them. thank you very much. come on back. >> normally the inmate's going to be a little more concerned. not so easily and readily available to accept 30 days' loss of privileges. he was definitely not the typical inmate that's received a write-up. >> corey long does not share vongushon's acceptance when it comes to his charges of four counts of assault with a firearm. >> i don't even know who that is. but let's see what they said about me. >> long has recently received paperwork from his lawyer that outlines the prosecution's case against him. >> they showed her a picture of
me, and then she going to identify me. and that's supposed to be his baby mama. i don't even know her, bro. >> one of long's alleged victims is another santa rita inmate. byron robinson says he'd rather have nothing to do with the case but is concerned his girlfriend might testify against long. >> if she go to court and testify, basically, they're looking at me like a snitch. that's your woman, but all i can do is put it in her head like it ain't the right situation to do it. it ain't cool to go tell. it ain't cool to go tell. he can call me a snitch. he ain't got me on no paperwork because i don't never sign paperwork. i never call the police on a cat. >> but long's legal paperwork might indicate otherwise. >> robinson said he was driving westbound on arthur street approaching haven square when he saw a bmw 745 drive northbound haven square and stop at the intersection with arthur street. the passenger of the vehicle -- >> snitchin'. >> -- exited -- >> snitchin'. >> -- and fired a handgun towards him. robinson backed up and escaped.
robinson described the shooter as a black male, 22 years old to 27, six foot, thin build with dreads. robinson said his car was struck by gunfire. because i don't even know nobody who look like that? >> do you drive a bmw? >> yeah, i know. we don't got no 745s. >> we don't ride 745s. >> yeah, all these [ bleep ] that be talking, yeah, ain't no talking, ain't no snitching. you feel me? half of these [ bleep ] in here probably snitching on paperwork. i seen paperwork on [ bleep ] that's up in here right now. you feel me? >> long says it is his understanding that if robinson's girlfriend does not provide a statement in the next two days, the case could be dismissed and he will be released. >> she didn't show up at court today, so hopefully tuesday is my lucky day, and they drop all the charges. coming up -- >> how would somebody get drugs in here? >> all women have a pocket.
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>> other than the various colored scrubs inmates wear to signify their custody level, there is very little in the way of bright color inside the santa rita jail. >> that's a pretty color too. >> but victor wheaton does what he can to change that. in jail on a parole violation, wheaton creates colorful roses out of the few items he's able to scrounge together. >> paper, toilet paper, red, you know what i'm saying. put water together. then, you know, the color, what i do on the color, i break the crayons up, put it in water, and it blows up. then you know what i'm saying, i just put the color of the color crayons on with a stick, you know, or make a little paintbrush out of plastic. they shine. you put wax on there. that wax brings it out. that's about four, five layers. you can drop it. it won't hurt. bam. you know what i'm saying? it's rough. >> where do you get wax?
>> well, you know, sometimes -- you know what i'm saying, you get wax from certain places, man. you know, you see people mopping -- waxing the floor, you might be able to slide up in there and get a dose of that wax, man. >> wheaton sells his roses to other inmates for $6 in commissary snacks and toiletries. >> listen, i'm an artist, man. you've got to do anything. >> let me know. give me a list. >> huh? >> give me a list what you want and i'll order it in the canteen. >> okay. i got you. i got you. >> most of wheaton's customers mail the roses home to loved ones. >> your family taking care of you. i feel like it's courteous to send something back to your family. so, you know, i mean, it's about respect, love, you know? >> inmates like wheaton know that creativity and a positive attitude are keys to doing time. >> well, if you don't remain positive, then your time is going to do you. don't let the time do you. you're always going to have a problem. you're always worried about family out there, friends. you don't have no money.
>> byron poe's lack of money, along with a drug addiction, has made him a frequent resident of the santa rita jail. >> i'm in here for theft. and i'm retiring this time. i know i said that i was retiring but -- >> this time for sure? >> my grandson is, you know -- just born this year, october, and i've got to put it down for him. >> good morning. >> if poe's going to retire from a life of crime, he'll need to get whatever he can from the jail's education department. >> morning, guys. >> nice hair. >> thanks. >> one of its most popular classes is deuce, a re-entry program that helps frequent offenders deal with the pressures of the outside world. >> what you said, ramon, is exactly right. man, if i call you, you know, mother [ bleep ], right, then i've already detached myself from you. >> deuce is actually good. this is actually the first time i took it in all these years of coming to jail. >> listen, man. >> whoa. >> is this trying to -- is this aggressive or is this, you know,
trying to -- that's aggressive? okay. >> and i actually found out more about myself than i have ever. >> since i've been incarcerated, my son told me the things that affected him when i was out. one of them was the abuse to his mother. miss jensen's special. she's an extraordinary lady. she's passionate about her job. so she kind of puts her heart into trying to save each individual one by one. >> you tell another person in recovery some of the things you've done, and we laugh about it. you tell somebody who's not in recovery some of the things we've done, and they cry. >> like 40, 45, jobs tend to get a little hard. so i've got to kind of reinvent myself just to get back somewhere, stay out of trouble. if i do anything else, alameda county, felony, it's over. they're going to put you right back on this cookie sheet. yes. >> all right. this is a re-creation of a discussion that caused a rift. >> byron poe, i think he may
have been through this enough now to be willing to change. he certainly presents that way. i've seen that before. so i don't know for sure. we kind of learn to adjust to our environments. and so he may be getting good at saying that he is going to succeed in here. and i hope that he's able to stay consistent with that message when he gets released. >> you did a great job. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you have something else? >> while poe hopes jail programs might help him land a job on the streets, alexandria mcbride would love to land one on the inside. >> can i be a pod worker? >> no. take that off your head. >> deputy mullison knows mcbride well. >> mcbride was always the inmate that needed attention in different ways. and she was always loud when i walked in. "good morning, miss mullison." all that kind of stuff. and so when she was quiet or anything, i knew something was wrong with her.
irknew she was up to something. when are you supposed to be home? are you sentenced? >> march. >> and you've stayed clean? >> yes. >> good. >> you proud of me? >> i didn't go that far but -- >> i didn't get high the whole time. >> good. >> they think i transport drugs in here. well, i did it for a minute last time i was here. all i wanted to do is get high. so get high, get high, get high. >> how would someone get drugs in here? >> all women have a -- a pocket. that's how. >> any time anybody is brought into jail, into custody, they are subject to strip before they come out to housing unit. >> i'll take it. >> we take their clothing then they bend over and they squat. >> use your hands to separate your butt cheeks. all the way. all the way. cuff three times on your mark, cuff. [ coughing ] >> all right. >> and if something falls out or if we see something, we tell them, hey, what's in there, pull it out. and sometimes it can be way up there that it's no way it's
going to come out for a couple days or they have to fish around and find it themselves. >> mcbride says this time she hasn't smuggled or used drugs in jail, but still struggles with another issue. reconnecting with her two children, who are currently in the care of her parents. >> my son wants to see me, you know what i'm saying. it's not like that he -- it's like that's what he -- that's why mom and dad said it's so emotional for him because it's like my son will cry every time i leave or he'll throw a fit and then he'll act funny for a whole day or two, something like that. so my dad doesn't want -- i guess that's understandable. i know you don't want him to go through that. but my son wants me, you know? how can you deny him of that? and then i think that's probably why i get high a lot, too, i just try to void it all out. and that's why i run to the streets and do what i do, because then when you get high and [ bleep ] you lose track of time, you do -- you know what i'm saying? you get lost in the life. so it's hard. it's hard.
the more seasoned inmates inside the santa rita jail know that choosing the right friends can be an important factor in doing their time unscathed. >> i've got to find a winner that's calling my name. >> how do you do that? >> you've got to -- you've got to look in her eyes and see how it conversates.
>> byron poe has discovered that choosing the right mannequin head can help him complete the jail's barber's class unscathed as well. >> step one was to? >> to separate the -- the hair, right? >> sanitize your hands. okay? which you did. >> oh. that's right. i did, yeah. >> all right. next step is to? >> separate the hair. separate -- >> set up our s.m.a. >> oh, s.m.a. >> sanitary maintenance area. >> it's my hope that they want to continue, you know, that they like this profession, they think this is something they'd like to do, and hopefully enroll in barber college. go on from there. >> does that hurt, keesha? just talking to her. >> mr. poe has been a student in the class now for about two months. he does very well, you know? comes in, does his work and participates, as you can see, with practical operations. he likes to barber.
he's been in the salon cutting hair, so he's doing well. >> i can get into the hair-cutting business. i can do a lot of females' hair this way. get a lot of clientele. >> by the looks of it you ain't going to have no clients. >> or i might just break into the hair-cutting business. >> good. okay. that looks good. all right. >> ooh. did you hear that? >> at first i was kind of leery of this class, but after i've been in here, it's hair cutting. >> why are you leery? >> because it's -- because you don'tny men don't cut women's hair, but it's fun. >> pop down your next subsection. >> while poe says he hopes the jail's education program will help him stay out of trouble the next time he's released -- >> let me see what you got. >> check it out. >> look. >> -- jacob cowin has turned to religion. >> ephesians, huh? >> i wrote that last night. why don't you read it to me.
>> oh, armando. >> come on, read it to me, man. read it to me. i wrote it. tell me how it sounds. >> paul begins the letter to the ephesians by stating who he is. >> cowin has had numerous stays at santa rita over the past several years. not all the charges stuck. but one of his stays was the precursor to a five-year prison sentence he served after shooting and wounding another man in a bar fight. this time he's serving 75 days for battery and vandalism. according to police reports, he broke his girlfriend's door during an argument and punched her numerous times in the face and head. >> i only know how to do one thing, and it ain't good. you know? so it's like -- >> what is it? >> it's bad. just trouble. and the thing is trouble was getting me in trouble, you know what i mean? it's like my whole life i just did all the wrong thing. you know, it's like i was just good at being bad. >> in verse 2, grace and peace are introduced as being from god
our father and from the lord jesus christ. >> amen. that's based on -- >> ephesians there. >> during this stay at the jail cowin can't help but to also have thoughts about another former girlfriend who's currently doing time in the female wing. >> she was there for me, man. like solid. couldn't be no more solid than her, you know. >> alexandria mcbride says cowin is the father of her daughter. >> jake. that's like the first guy i ever loved. that was a crazy life. we do have a lot of memories of what happened. >> what happened? >> he went to prison for five years. >> i shot somebody at a bar. it was self-defense pretty much. it was a fight that got out of hand. and the dude pulled a knife, cut me, i pulled my gun out and shot him, right? everybody told on me. they all sung. right? i was like, man, what? she said it was hard for her, whatever, right? and she split. and pretty much dogged me, you know. >> couple years later he got out. and he was probably --
i think whenever he used to look at me, he used to just be like get mad because you know, when you love somebody, you know what i'm saying, you're mad when they're with somebody else. but he was gone for five years. but i don't know. i love him still. i'll always love him. >> if you could get back with alexandria again, would you? >> get back with her like together, man, no. i ain't doing that. i can't do that to myself. i can't even do it to her. so i'll be her friend, though, and i'll always be there for her. but as par as being her man and all that, no, i can't do that >> oh, man. i love jake. >> i've got a new girl. that's a different type of girl, like one that i should keep and be nice to. so i'm trying like to learn to be right, you know, because i really don't know. >> whether she is with cowin or not, mcbride will soon leave jail and must again attempt to control her drug addiction in
order to raise her two children. >> you're going to have a seat at the usual chair to your left. >> her case manager has known her for two years, a span in which mcbride has been in and out of santa rita on various parole violations. >> miss mcbride has come into custody each time a different persona, a different host of problems, a different level of motivation. and how long that motivation is sustained is questionable. >> in order to take advantage of re-entry services offered by the county, mcbride must commit to a residential drug treatment program upon her release. her case worker has recommended 12 months, but mcbride would like to negotiate down. >> nine. >> what have we got? okay. let's talk about it. >> 90 days. so what if i do -- >> 12 months. >> what if i do 90 days at one of the ones that you pick? >> alexandria, let's be realistic. >> six months? >> we'll start the negotiation with that.
>> i think that she does not want to see. she doesn't want to address her history of substance abuse. it might be too painful for a host of reasons. but unless she does receive treatment, unfortunately, we'll probably see her back in about four months. >> what's making you have anxiety about this? >> what? going into the program? >> yeah. >> because i don't like rules. and i know myself, and i know if somebody tries to tell me what to do or get at me crazy and there's bitches there, i've been in that thing with hella broads. you know what i'm saying? i want to do my own thing. i just did time. you know what i'm saying? >> you did your own thing, and that led you here. let's just keep it real. >> i understand that. >> okay. so we're trying to switch it up. >> and i'm agreeing with you on that, right? but i'm just saying like, okay, so what did the -- what is the program going to do for me? how is it going to help me? i just got three questions. okay. go ahead. >> let's start with the first one. how's it going to help you? >> yeah. >> it's going to focus on your
recovery. >> okay. >> which you haven't done. >> okay. >> and your addiction has led to what? >> have me coming back here. >> okay. and you want to keep coming back here? >> no. >> okay. so that's what it's going to do. it's going to focus on your recovery and keep you out of incarceration. stop you from recidivating. coming up -- >> then the other bitch came behind me and then i got into a fight. so she won really. so they're mad at me. >> a setback for alexandria mcbride. and -- >> congratulations to every one of you for graduating today. >> a milestone for byron poe. announcer: if the hardest part of your day
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but today is an eventful one for byron poe for an entirely different reason. >> it's that day. graduation day. >> graduation's a ceremony where we celebrate the graduates of the different classes. and for a lot of the men and women, it's the first time they've completed something in their lives. and so we want to acknowledge that. >> congratulations to every one of you today for your accomplishment, graduating. i'm very proud of all of you. it's an honor to graduate today. it says a whole lot about each one of you. you have proven that you can achieve and succeed. >> this education actually has opened me up to motivate me to living a clean lifestyle. >> and there's yet a lot of hope for every one of you. i want to let you know that even though you're here in santa rita, it did not let that stop preparing you for your future. >> byron poe is an "a" student.
because i give exams every other week on the lessons that i've taught, so that is the "a" roll. i call it the chocolate cake roll. very good student. >> this is the grads from d.a.d.s., are byron poe. >> thank you, mr. terry. >> once i get out, i know i'm going to make it better. this probably is my last -- i won't even say probably. i know this is my last run at criminal activity, drug use. i'm going to do everything there is possible for me to stay out of here. >> congratulations to the march graduates. [ applause ] >> i'm kind of elated. i was kind of emotional. i started to cry. i didn't think this would bring me to things like this. but graduating here out this program allows me to believe that there's goals that i can achieve once i leave.
>> congratulations, everybody. congratulations. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thanks, jen. >> all right. >> one inmate previously enrolled in the jail's education program is not graduating today. alexandria mcbride was dismissed from her m.o.m.s. class for fighting with another inmate. >> she flew to the ground, and i went crazy on her. so she came into my room and that's when she told me she despises me and she wants to punch me in my face. then the other bitch came up behind me and i got into a fight with her and she won really. so they're mad at me right now. >> fight anybody, anybody want to, bro. whatever, bro. whatever, bro. become increasingly clouded as well. he is charged with four counts of assault with a firearm for allegedly shooting at a car containing another santa rita inmate, byron robinson, robinson's girlfriend, and one of her children.
long says he can prove he was out of town at the time but acknowledges past troubles with robinson. >> well, we used to be cool. like my dad, my whole dad's side of the family is from the '70s and they from the '70s too. so like we all grew up around each other. and like we all know each other. our whole family know their whole family. it all escalated over a fight. something that could have been avoided. when we went over there, though, we was going to talk it out, but somebody pulled a gun on all of us. so when they did that, that just -- that sparked everything right there. >> long thought that if robinson's girlfriend did not testify against him, he would have to be released, but it didn't work out that way. >> obviously i'm still here. she came and popped up and testified. >> what did she say? >> she just said she seen me with a gun in my hand. but she never seen me shoot it, so i'm just going to have to
fight it. >> how did you feel when you saw her show up? >> i was kind of mad, angry, but they've got to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that i was the one firing the gun. the only witness they got she's saying that she never seen me shooting the gun or nothing. she just said she saw me standing there, so that's why they band it over, they had enough evidence. she said she seen me at the scene with a gun in my hand, but she never seen me shooting. so that's good enough right there. >> but corey long's hopes of walking out of jail a free man would not come to fruition. long made a plea deal with prosecutors in which he pled guilty to one count of assault with a firearm. he was sentenced to ten years in prison.
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