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      Jail Diary Part Two

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      Jail Diary Part Two â" Inmates question me

      • Are you part white?
        • Yes â" does that matter? They say yes and explain how they need to know if I'm for "us or them". I ask them to explain more and they say they need to know if I'm on the black or white side while behind bars. The inmate next to me is Hispanicâ|I ask what side she's on. She says behind bars if you're not white â" your black.
      • Is that your real hair? Can I touch it?
        • Yes, this is all my real hair, no you cannot touch it.
      • Are you a bull dagger (lesbian)?
        • No
      • How many kids do you have?
        • None

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      • What are you in for?
        • Writing bad checks
      • Your prettyâ|do you have Botox?
        • Thank you, and no.
      • Where do you live?
        • Albany
      • What school did you go to? Doesn't seem like you're from Albany.
        • I'm from Cobb County Georgia
      • Why aren't you marriedâ|what's wrong with you?
        • Nothing is wrong with me. I haven't met the right guy that I want to spend the rest of my life with.
      • Can I have your dinner? New girls never eat their dinner.
        • I'm going to try to eat my sandwich.
      • Are you a Christian?
        • Yes
      • Do you smoke?
        • No
      • Are you sure you're straight? You're 27 and have no kidsâ|you clearly aren't having sex with men so you must be gay. You sure you're not gay?
        • Yes I'm sure I'm not gay! Why do you think I'm gay? Inmate says: "Because where we come from everyone is having sex so girls get pregnant and have a baby usually before they're 18. So if you don't have a kid and your getting old that means you haven't been having sex with men so you're obviously having sex with women.
      • Who's putting money on your books?
        • No one
      • Who's on your list of visitors?
        • No one
      • Will you pray for me?
        • What would you like me to pray for specifically? She answers that this is her last time in jail. I say sure.
      • Are you an undercover cop?
        • No! I swear to you I don't work for the APD, ADDU, Sheriff's Department, Jail, or any law enforcement agency! Why do you think I do? One says because I don't look like typical inmate.
      • I think I have a crush on you, do you like me?
        • I don't know you â" and for the last time I'm not a lesbian.
      • Have you ever traveled outside of Albany?
        • Yesâ|I've been to multiple states and a few foreign countries
      • How much schooling do you have?
        • I went to college. (I specifically held back that I have a master's degree)
      • You ever killed anyone?
        • Nope, and I hope I never have to.
      • Are you pregnant?
        • Nope, why do I look fat?!? (they laugh) I don't get it! First you think I'm a lesbian and now you think I'm pregnant! (they laugh)
      • How many tattoos do you have?
        • None

      It was incredibly interesting to hear the questions and see how they responded to my answers. They were really stuck on the fact that I'm 27-years-old, have never been married, and have no children. That alone they thought qualified me to be a lesbian. They explained that straight girls from their neighborhoods had multiple children by the time they were my age. I explained I can't afford a child, and I prefer to get married first and they laughed at me.

      I changed some of the language in the question section because some of the inmates had what most could consider an extremely vulgar vocabulary.

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