These are satellite pictures of the two places I was locked up.
The Federal Detention Center in Engelwood is where I was held pre-trial. Since my time was so short, I ended up doing most of it here. What is there to say about it?
It wasn’t that bad. Or at all good. I saw a young man get mouth-raped here. I played a lot of chess. Worked on my novel. Slept.
And this is the Federal Correctional Institution in Herlong, CA, where I finished out my time. What is there to say about this place?
It’s no joke. It’s the kind of place where you can catch a very serious beat-down for reasons so trivial you’d never think of them. They had a race-riot while I was there. I met a lot of guys with decade sentences. Some of them were really bad people. Most of them weren’t. I was miserable. I did 2 months in the hole there.