Monday, January 07, 2008

bullies II

Everybody should remember me from my last guest appearance on drift, but if not I'm known as Gypsy

Well, a few weeks ago I almost got into a lot of trouble with the prison guards for stopping a fight with a bully they call Big Mike and his boyfriend who goes by the name Ashly. Ashly got a new gay cellmate who had just been transferred to this unit. Big Mike straight off assumed that they had to be messing around so he told Ashly's new cellmate that he had to move out of the cell he shared with Ashly or he was going to beat him up. Well about 10 minutes or so later the picket boss lady told Big Mike to put his shirt on or she would write him a case (a case is what the guards write up to put us on restriction for breaking the rules and we can lose commissary privileges, recreation privileges etc). Well Big Mike flips off the picket boss lady and tells her to F off. So she tells him he now has a case for sure. So Big Mike starts yelling "You going to write me a case? You going to write me a case? Here, write this up" and he runs over to Ashly's cellmate who happens to be sitting down, knocks him to the ground and kicks at his face. Then he runs over to Ashly and yells "Here, write this up." He hits Ashly, knocks him to the ground and tries to stomp his head in.

So once again without even thinking about what I was doing I jump up, yank my shirt off and yell at Big Mike "Stop now. If you wish to still fight then fight me. Leave them both alone now or I'll deal with you myself." He stops, he looks at me crazy. He tells Ashly he loves him and is sorry. Ashly gets brave now that I am on his side. He gets in Big Mike's face yelling "F you. Fight him, fight Gypsy. He wants to fight you. Don't be scared now. You don't want to fight Gypsy cause you are a coward and he's a man. Fight Gypsy."

Well Big Mike goes into the stairway to build his courage then he yells "Gypsy, this is the second time you have gotten in my business. Let's do this." (meaning fight). So I brace myself for the fight to come. He runs up and stops again and decides not to fight me. So now the guards finally get here after taking their sweet time, see me without a shirt etc and throw me in handcuffs. In the end they find out I was the one who stopped everything. I got in no trouble - only got sent back to my cell - and I've not yet seen Big Mike again. Hopefully I don't...


Blogger FireHorse said...

I hope you don't see Big Mike either. My hearts beating faster just from reading this. It really is another world inside.

All the best mate.

January 07, 2008 6:31 PM  
Blogger litzi said...

Hi Gypsy,
Wow, that was quick! You said you were going to do a follow-up on “Bullies” and “voilà”; it’s posted.

After reading your sequel, I think the entire United States penal system needs a complete and thorough overhauling. It’s absolutely wretched that the inmates are allowed to bully and harass one another, both physically and mentally, and that the guards apparently do little or nothing to resolve the issue. Another thing that surprised me in your post was the “picket boss lady”; female guards in a men’s prison? Are they “amazons” and is this common?

Your standing up to Big Mike proved that bullies are full of s**t but until someone like you is willing to confront the blustering blowhards, they’ll continue their shenanigans and make life miserable for everyone around them. Has Big Mike left you alone since the incident in the stairway? Has Ashley become your friend since you stood up for him?

I hope you continue to post more blogs on “Drift”. Your stories are real eye openers into the American penal system…


January 08, 2008 11:34 AM  
Blogger nash said...

Hi Gypsy,
Welcome back to drift!

Although it's admirable of you to protect your fellow gay inmates, Ashly sounds like a trouble maker to me. I hope that really is the end of any problems for you...

I'm curious to know if taking your shirt off signifies a fight is on?

January 08, 2008 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Gypsy said...

Hi Firehorse,
You said you hope I don't see Big Mike either, but of course I still see him. He did not get dropped to Closed Custody. I should really not have any problems from him and yes, it really is another world here on the inside - one I don't recommend to anybody

Hi Litzi,
Yes, my follow up to bullies was pretty fast - faster than I even thought it would be. Now you don't ever have to worry about what you say or monitor your words. You won't offend me in any way and I'll answer any questions you may have...

Yes, the entire US penal system needs a complete and thorough overhaul. As a matter of fact an inmate got beat up by about 6 guards recently. And yes, there are picket boss ladies and even floor boss ladies. Most really are not Amazons. I really don't feel a woman should work in a men's prison at all. A while back (on my last unit) I had an argument with a boss lady for walking up to my shower and looking in, saying it was count time when all she had to do was call out, but on that - in here - we can't win

Yes, Big Mike has left me alone, but guess what? Ashly is back with Big Mike again!!!

Hi Sheila,
I have no problem hearing what you or others may have to say. Really, I think I kind of enjoy it

Hi Nash,
Ashly really is not a trouble maker, just a young dumb kid, but regardless of whatever he did it does not give anybody the right to have him on the ground and try to kick his face in

And yes, taking your shirt off does signify the fight is on!!! Hopefully 2008 will be a peaceful year for me

Happy New Year everybody

February 12, 2008 12:21 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

How may I subscribe to your blogspot blog, Nash? There's an absence of a subscribe button and it would make things handy. Thanks kindly. Leo.

December 14, 2010 6:41 PM  

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