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elfwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:44 PM
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Poll question: Have you ever been to jail?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 01:46 PM by elfwitch
One night, a week, a month, more than that?
Have you ever been in the slam?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:45 PM
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1. Does Monopoly count? n/t
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:45 PM
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2. Yeah, but I had a "get out of jail free" card.
Unfortunately, I did not pass "Go," nor did I collect $200. :(
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:53 PM
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6. Nope, I collected that $200!
I love going undercover as a call girl! :evilgrin:
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:19 PM
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10. Yeah...
"Undercover," eh?

:evilgrin:
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:34 PM
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13. My motto --" In more ways than one!"
They let you off easy because you were a one-time offender.

And to be honest, it helped that I found you less than offensive. :evilgrin:
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:39 PM
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14. So it wasn't an offense!
That's why I got off!
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:42 PM
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15. And you got off twice, actually -
You lucky man, you. :7
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:44 PM
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16. Well, I wasn't going to go there...
...thanks for picking up the slack!
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:51 PM
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17. ...Going bravely where no woman has gone before.
Off on a threadjacking with Whitacre to God-knows-where... :scared:
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:03 PM
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18. Well, subtlety isn't exactly my specialty.
:P
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:48 PM
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3. Overnight once
Halloween night 1986 :beer:
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:49 PM
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4. Wow -- 50% of Us
have been in jail at least briefly. That's impressive. I had no idea.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:50 PM
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5. I used to work at one
But I'm sure that's not what you meant.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:58 PM
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7. all right -- i confess
arrested, jailed -- it was a wild and misspent youth -- but it was fun!
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:01 PM
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8. Do you mean IN one, or AT one?
I've never been IN one, but I've been AT one - to meet the cop that I was going on a civilian ride-along with. By the way, I highly recommend going on a ride-along some time. It's instructive to see a typical night shift cop on patrol.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:27 PM
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12. How does one arrange a ride-along?
Do all police departments have them?

My older boy is almost 17, and I'm wondering if this might be a good experience for him, since he likes to push the limits.
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:36 PM
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20. I think you have to be 18
at least the Seattle Police Department requires you to be 18. Most larger police departments have some kind of community liaison program such as ride-alongs. Usually what you do is to go to the station and fill out a ride-along request form. I went with a cop who's an acquaintance, so it was a little simpler for me. You sign a waiver and tell them what shift you'd like to ride along on, etc.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:03 PM
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9. Other
I've been there to visit and/or pick -up friends .
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:24 PM
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11. My father, the cop, locked me in cells on a fairly regular basis,
all in fun, but I learned that having one's freedom taken away is one of the worst things you can do to a person.

I have also had occasion to supervise construction work in a variety of prisons and jails. They make me physically ill. The harder the prison, the more the miasma affects me. The worst was a maximum security psychiatric centre, they were not only nasty, they were crazy. We were there to improve sight lines in the showers due to murders in the showers. Not a nice place
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:21 PM
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19. visited it w/ my Boy Scout troop
bored petty thieves and hucksters, padded cell, helipad, carport, emergency switches in the halls, 24-hour clock, lots o' cinderblock everything the same beige-dun color. I was maybe 8?
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:42 PM
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24. Same here.
Webelos Trip.
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:40 PM
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21. Other: Still in jail.
Kidding. :)
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:40 PM
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22. I have never been "in" jail
However, I have been "to" a jail.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:41 PM
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23. Does preschool jail count?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 05:41 PM by Champ
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:35 PM
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25. only to visit
it freaks me out, but it's to see a relative of my husband so I make myself go.
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marigold20 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:12 PM
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26. I toured the old Fort Benton Montana jail before it closed
That was enough for me.


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