I Have Been to Jail

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 193 People

    Both A Heaven & Hell.

    Most would find stepping into a jailhouse a curse, a personal hell, a punishment to be avoided at all costs. While others have the ability to see it as a blessing, because it is a gateway to personal growth, to understanding the human condition at the deepest most intimate...
    Missluhvlee Missluhvlee
    18-21, F
    Mar 30, 2016

    But that doesn't make me a bad person anymore

    than going to church makes someone a Christian.
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey
    22-25, F
    Mar 16, 2015

    I've been arrested for beating the **** out of

    my sister ex boyfriend when I was 17 cause he laid his hands on her in front of me!
    LoyaltynTrust93 LoyaltynTrust93
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    My conviction was two years ago

    and I'm still struggling. I had a really nasty pill habit, started getting reckless with money, over-drafted account, well I didn't know they cancelled accounts on their own and I moved around a lot, didn't have a stable living arrangement at the time so we bounced around a lot...
    BlueMondae BlueMondae
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    i was with the wrong people at the wrong time

    and spent two months there before they got it all figured out and i was released.
    burqagirl burqagirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    I Didn't Do It!!

    Years ago I learned a valuable lesson about helping people out..including family. My sister was dating this guy who was a known drug dealer in the county we lived in, he went to jail for something during this time. She had something at our house we lived in together, she showed...
    bluetatoo19712000 bluetatoo19712000
    36-40, F
    Mar 11, 2012

    Okay.. If you keep blocking me then

    why do you even care? Don't pretend, you are a human or wanna be friends? you can't handle my life? DO you understand.. This HINDU label was putting on me by that Khatash Indian ? That Pashtun Facuk Dodge boy? In White Marsh mall, feds run to me with a Punjabi bible if I want...
    vangoughkidillagi vangoughkidillagi
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I did 8 years in San Quentin

    for assault and grand larceny. That **** changed me. Being locked up makes you a bitter man.
    ThaTruth911 ThaTruth911
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2014
    Hunterwatson Hunterwatson
    16-17, M
    Mar 13, 2016

    Tough Love Worked

    When I was in college that first quarter, I had this tendency to write bad checks and cash them when I wanted spending money. The place where I wrote them would get them back NSF, and call my parents, and my mother would go pick them up and they would give me an angry lecture...
    Jon112968 Jon112968
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2013
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    I have been, but that's

    because my brother got arrested. Idiot. Lol he stayed there for a week.
    taylorbaker taylorbaker
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2014

    Only for about a month

    because that's how long it took for me to get in front of a judge. Lol they made me remove all my piercings and I haven't put them back in yet cuz I'm probably gonna be back xD lmao I'm just too lazy actually xD
    deleted deleted
    Oct 9, 2015

    Pure Injustice as usual.

    A degenerate whiny Afghan nut was angrily prosletyzing his **** around a neighborhood and claimed to be a "refugee" even though he lived in a huge house and had a jewel on his ring. We couldn't stand him destroying our place with his anti-Hindustan nonsense. He came to school...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    I wrote this before I did almost an entire year

    probation, then failed a UA, and lost a 3000 dollar bond, plus ended up doing the 45 days anyway.. Today I plead guilty to possessing a “plant-form drug” as the Judge so eloquently put. 45 days in jail, suspended pending completion of one year bi-monthly random U.A.’s...
    dispose6 dispose6
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

    l been three times. I'm not no badass

    or anything. I just was at the wrong place at the wrong time and I guess did the wrong thing to solve it. No one's perfect and we all know that. Wish I didn't have a record to be looked upon as a bad one. Mental ward, suicidal watch, and restraining chairs. Yet I wonder how I...
    BuickLesley BuickLesley
    22-25, M
    May 19, 2015

    Well, Sorta...

    When I graduated from High School, a few friends and I hitchhiked to the Canadian border from Massachusetts hoping to see a music festival that was supposed to happen over the summer. But being 1970, the Canadian border police didn't let us through, so we settled on spending a...
    LostDragon LostDragon
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    Four days in county jail.

    Was locked up after finding my wife was having an affair, and I lost my mind. Simply put, the darkness of betrayal overcame all of my rationality, and I began to scream at her and her lover. The cops were called, end of story. I have learned my lesson and will not lose...
    immortalspirit immortalspirit
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    not as a prisoner but

    as a social worker! :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    For defending my sister

    when her husband put his hands on her it showed me how tough "man enough" to hit woman but is coward when told him to try it with me!
    deleted deleted
    Nov 11, 2014

    I Did not go pass go do not collect $200

    and I also was just visiting a few times!
    Hillary1994 Hillary1994
    22-25, F
    Jun 1, 2015
    Dimitri1996 Dimitri1996
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    I've always wanted to go to jail

    so I can be someone's "wife"
    tylerlh tylerlh
    18-21, M
    May 16, 2015

    Monopoly jail yes, quite a few times.

    .your picture is misleading
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    I was 16. My friend's mother was yelling at him

    and she started to hit him. I mean, severely hit. She was a body builder and was a She-Hulk. So, my friend was screaming and crying for help so I did the only thing that made sense in my head. I punched his mother. I kept hitting her. I couldn't stop. I was charged with...
    x7HumanSinsx x7HumanSinsx
    Jul 16, 2015

    September of 2014 I was arrested

    for resisting arrest after a bar fight. Two other charges were dropped. My sentence was 21 days in the huber dorm. Ended up being 53 days. I got moved to jail side after 10 days for getting into a fight at work. I snapped on this guy after 4 days of listening to him talk about...
    miked4948 miked4948
    31-35, M
    Oct 3, 2015

    I wrote an experience ages ago to say I'd only

    visited. Well this year I'm volunteering and working in a prison part time. I'm working with guys who are coming to the end of their sentences and due for release. They have completed one of a series drug and alcohol programmes and been detoxed from drugs. I work with them...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    April 2010, I visited my old high school school

    to see a play and she ignored me and I grabbed her, yelled and punched her in the face and I got arrested because of her and her mom! Her mom told me off and Angel filed a restraining order on me and I can't go near her. I cant be like more than 50 feet of her. Will Angel ever...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 5, 2015

    My Night In Jail

    (Written in 2006)   I drove to UCSD on Friday to drop off the thank-you cards to the lovely ladies who interviewed me at the School of Engineering. Since it was right next to the library, I thought, "what the heck?" and walked to the computers to check my email...
    bals081 bals081
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 10, 2010

    April 2010, I visited my old high school school

    to see a play and she ignored me and I grabbed her, yelled and punched her in the face and I got arrested because of her and her mom! Her mom told me off and Angel filed a restraining order on me and I can't go near her. Will Angel ever forgive me? I also held a grudge to her...
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    Busted For Drugs

    I thought being 16 was cool, but never did I thought how much trouble I would be in for a dumb mistake. So, I was deciding to abuse drugs and stash them in my car, and I was driving down the road on a country road, but then the cops pulled me over for a speeding ticket, but it...
    hanticklish hanticklish
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    It was over some stupid **** stayed

    for like a week and a half
    addicted2datwhiteDB addicted2datwhiteDB
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015
    LovelyGorillla LovelyGorillla
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    "I don't like jail. They have the wrong kind of

    bars there." - Charles Bukowski
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar
    26-30, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    I have been to jail in Monopoly I did not go

    pass go I did not collect 200 dollars.
    iris1985 iris1985
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    I went to jail for the first time last

    Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2013). I was charged with a Class B Misdemeanor or Shoplifting. I was severely depressed after my breakup with my ex bf of 3-4 yrs, and finding out that he was funding human (sex) trafficking - paying prostitutes for sex - secretly a drug addict (cocaine...
    lamalbelle lamalbelle
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014
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