Lockup: San Quentin-Extended Stay "Bad Boys, Bad Boys"
Inside San Quentin, gangs, drugs and sheer boredom make up a violent mix. In this program, you'll meet Scanvinski Hymes, who's been in prison since he was 18 years old. Now, almost 20 years later, he's racked up the highest number of violent offenses in California prison history. His favorite form of mayhem? Inciting cell extractions, a violent procedure where guards struggle to remove an inmate from his cell. Nevertheless, it's time for Hymes' release, and as he prepares for life on the outside, he faces the harsh reality that for most inmates, leaving prison is just a temporary freedom. Two years after getting out, more than 50% of prisoners find themselves right back behind bars.
Lockup: San Quentin-Extended Stay "Conjugal Visit"
San Quentin's warden says that other than an inmate's release date, visits are the most important things in their lives. For some, visits are rare moments of intimacy. For others, they are business transaction opportunities, a pathway for drugs coming into the prison. As a result, some visitors who come to San Quentin find themselves staying much longer than originally planned.
Lockup: San Quentin-Extended Stay "The Gang's All Here"
As the oldest prison in California, San Quentin is steeped in a violent history, so it implements a set of regulations and procedures to maintain order. However, inmates often operate under a different code of conduct. Gangs control what inmates call "prison politics." They have literally written rules and regulations and there are serious repercussions for those not following them. In this episode, Sgt. Thompson and his Investigative Services Unit try to figure out why members of one gang brutally stab one of their own.
Lockup: San Quentin-Extended Stay "Killing Time"
With its own zip code, almost 6,000 inmates, and more than 1500 staff members who walk through its gates every morning, a typical day in San Quentin is anything but typical. Boredom reigns supreme for prisoners who spend endless hours, days and months confined to their cells. But some have devised creative ways to pass the time. One inmate is creating a wall mural, but not with real art supplies. He's fashioned brushes out of his own hair and mixed ink, shampoo and toothpaste to make paint. Another, who's daily high point is a cell-made cup of coffee, relieves the boredom by cutting himself with his own fingernails. And personal hygiene is a challenge. In order to avoid the chaos of the group shower, many inmates take "bird baths" in their cells. But the water they use creates a hazard for guards and inmates alike as it flows out of the cells and across the floor.