Lessons From The Inside: Prison Tag
Welcome to jail. Did you ever see yourself here? No, no one ever does. But don't worry about being left out of the group; you can join in at any point.
The first step is finding a group to hang out with. Making friends in prison can be difficult. At first, it seems that there are so many people that you'll never meet anyone, but eventually you notice the subtle differences. Soon you will see which group is best for you. The entire prison is divided into separate "teams." Instead of different colored jerseys, it is based on skin color. Let's take a look at the four major groups you'll be dealing with here
Traits: White, Angry, Dangerous
Main Enemies: Hispanics, African Americans
Traits: Hispanic, Angry, Dangerous
Main Enemies: African Americans, Whites
Black Guerilla Family
Traits: African American, Angry, Dangerous
Main Enemies: Whites, Hispanics
Note: Due to your string of armed robberies and arson towards a local chain of Circle Ks, admission to Team Prison Guard is denied.
Now that you've been drafted, it's time to spice up your jersey. Every convict needs an outside source for inspiration, so find your own muse. Pick three from this list and tattoo them on your back or any remaining, visible skin
- Woman with Tear Rolling Down Cheek
- White Power
- Black Power
- Latino Pride
- Child/Children (preferably your own)
- Another Swastika (if applicable)
- Black Panther
- Dead Friends
- Current Friends
- Future Friends
- Nude Woman
- Create your own
- Any combination of above
Are you ready to play yet?
The Game: Prison Tag
Hurt as many people as possible.
1. Do not look anyone in the eyes
2. Do not look at anyone
3. If you are caught looking at someone you are tagged "IT"
4. You cannot tag someone on your own team
Special Tip: Staring at a wall is the most effective way to avoid an attack (unless the wall is a one way mirror and your enemy is on the other side.)
Uh oh, looks like someone is IT
Expert Tag Technique
Making a Shiv
Using a shiv is like extending your reach by three inches. It also allows you to rip holes into the side of enemies. If you follow this easy guide, you'll rule the courtyard (for the hour you are allowed out of your maximum security cell each day.)
Step 1: Acquire a human arm (Image 8)
Step 2: Carve excess flesh and bone to a point
Step 3 (Optional): Boil toilet bowl stew or flush arm carvings down drain
Step 4: Enjoy (Image 9)
I hope you learned a lot in this chapter of Lessons from the inside, Written for and by Convicts. Good luck in your first few weeks of Prison Tag, and remember to watch your back!