Tuesday, January 22, 2013

jailhouse talk

one of my fellow swift crew members (wildlands firefighting) last summer was an ex-con ... and he told me a few interesting facts about the joint ...

first, a name brand cigarette is called a "tailor" (tailor made) and costs $2 per cigarette ... i forget what they called a rolly ... maybe a rolly? ... those are $1 per cigarette ...

second, you can gather tobacco while on a litter crew detail ... just twist out the tobacco from the butts you pick up ... my buddy told me he put his in an orange peel ... oh, right! ... because you had to smuggle it back into the joint! ... wow ... how do you get it "up in" while on the work detail? ... no being shy about it! ...

he also said that a very, very thin pinner was $5 ... (all "butt weed") ...

(i think the working wage in jail is 25 cents per hour ... something like that.)