tv Lockup Boston MSNBC August 18, 2012 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT
>> how do you rob someone with a rock? >> you hit someone with it really hard and take what's in their pockets. >> i'm like jekyll and hyde when i'm using and when i'm not using. >> and now one faces the prospect of hitting the streets again. >> the chips are definitely stacked against me. i want to do something different. it's just tough. >> since its days as a battleground in the american revolution, boston, massachusetts, has become known as the city of neighborhoods. with deep-rooted loyalties running through its diverse communities. but when certain bostonians take territorial pride a little too far, they could wind up in the suffolk county jail.
>> there are approximately 180 or so street gangs within boston. just neighborhood street gangs. that, you know, they're all comprised of a couple of blocks, sometimes a project, sometimes an entire neighborhood, certainly. and in almost every case, every group has some sort of serious feud with at least four to five other groups within the city of boston. >> and over the past 10 years, the structure of those gangs has changed and that's had a serious impact on the jail. >> such as it was, there was a bit of a code about what you did and what you didn't do. and that seems to have gone by the wayside, and what that translates into is some of this wild west mentality and sort of shooting for any slight, real or imagined. >> that's just how it is. a bank robber robs banks, a
nurse helps patients, gang members shoot each other. >> back to the [ bleep ] hole. >> 22-year-old delshaun bloodworth says he spent the last ten years as a member of one of boston's local street gangs. >> i got older, i really, really liked the lifestyle. i liked the lifestyle. it's easier. it's easier than just showing up to work every day, seeing the same people. even though you don't like them, mad at them, don't want to see them ever again, you got to still come back to work, still handle your job and all this other stuff. >> bloodworth is currently housed at the jail on nashua street, one of two facilities that comprise the suffolk county jail system.
the 700 inmates here have not been convicted of any crime but are being held awaiting trial or the settlement of their charges. if they are convicted, and given a sentence of 2 1/2 years or less, they could wind up four miles away in suffolk county's other jail facility, the house of correction. bloodworth's been at nashua street for ten months now after pleading not guilty to charges of armed robbery and assault and battery. >> i go back to court and this case isn't looking beatable, so i'll probably just plead out. because i've seen a lot of my friends get burnt in trials. you know what i mean? so i don't think i'm going to take a deal. i'll just take a deal and give them their win. >> if bloodworth agrees to a prosecutor's offer to plead guilty, he could face a sentence of 2 1/2 years. the good news is that as he weighs that decision, he currently shares his cell with a childhood friend from the
streets. david peters. >> i don't remember a time where i don't know him. probably met each other when with we were like 3. >> me and him, we play dominos a lot, so we took some soap and made dominos. to have something to play while we're in the room. can't have cards. >> can't have nothing, radio, nothing. just me and him. we call them sominos, they're a mix of dominos and soap. >> that was the first time i seen him, and yeah, it felt good to see him, even though under these circumstances, we're both incarcerated. >> me and him, whole city of boston basically, we all over the building. >> you get addicted to the lifestyle. you get addicted to the streets,
the whole long nights, fast life, money, cars, fast women, everything that comes along with it. and you just -- you get a rush from that after a while. >> that's a gun. got a quote right here on my ribs. it's an einstein quote. you have to learn the rules of the game and you have to learn to play them better than anyone else. i kind of applied that to -- i took it from einstein, but kind of applied it to the streets. >> like bloodworth, peters is also in jail, awaiting trial or a possible plea deal. he's facing six charges, including possession of a firearm, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest. because of prior convictions, peters could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. >> when i was a kid, you couldn't tell me that i wasn't going to the nba. i thought that's where i was going to end up. but hoop dreams is over.
they trying to take the rest of my 20s from me. i got a 3-year-old out there, so it's like, my father was never in my life, now i might not be there for my son. so it's really an eye opener. it makes you wake up after a while. especially when you've got a lot of time to think about that [ bleep ]. >> you've got plenty of time to think about what you've done in the past, [ bleep ], you know, this thing can stress you out. you know what i mean? you just sit in here all day, all night. you only get one hour of rec. and you know that one hour of rec, you go out. it's all stress in here. they know what they doing. they're trying to keep us from rebelling, but i've always been a rebel. you teach me a lesson, i'll smack you in your [ bleep ] face. i'm in school, the teacher tell me to sit down, i say shut the
[ bleep ] up. that's just me. >> delshaun has always been outspoken, doesn't bite his tongue for nobody, always ready to fight, got a heart of a lion. he's not going to back down for nothing. he's all about loyalty. he's going to be your friend today and he's really going to be there for you. he's going to go out of his way to make sure you're all right. >> you touch me in here, i'm pushing you on the street. >> in fact, it was that attitude that landed bloodworth and peters together here in the segregation unit. when they were in the jail's less restrictive general population unit, they beat up another inmate. >> they brought a new guy on to the unit, which happened to be our enemy or whatever. i punched him in his face. delshaun came from behind and we just stomped him. >> david peterson hooked back up with apparently his childhood friend, delshaun bloodworth. as it happened, the brother of one of the people that had jumped him perhaps three weeks
ago came into that unit. they fought each other. >> it all stems from, they got us, now we got to get them. it's retaliation, you know what i mean? it goes back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. you know what i mean? it's never-ending. there ain't no like peace treaty or none of that. >> whoop that! >> coming up, delshaun bloodworth goes off. and two brothers deal with a common enemy. >> when we're out there getting high, all we're thinking about is the next high. >> i can spend anywhere from $300, $500, to $1,000 a day on heroin and cocaine.
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for many jail inmates, their stay behind bars can be relatively short and often their first visit is their last. for others, like 24-year-old nick bebonis, back-to-back arrests have led to a revolving door relationship with boston's suffolk county jail. >> the stays in here keep getting longer and the stays on the street keep getting shorter. i was in for 3 1/2 months, i was out for eight days, and now i've been back for two months. eight days. >> most of my record is is armed robberies, unarmed robberies, i would use whatever. anywhere from a rock to a knife, whatever. whatever was available at that point in time. >> how did you rob someone with a rock? >> you hit someone with it
really hard and then you take what's in their pockets. >> most of bubanas' robberies have been support his drug habit. now he's back in on an assault and battery charge which he's pled not guilty. the alleged victim is his girlfriend. >> they're saying i assaulted my girlfriend at the time. she got arrested with me she said i didn't assault her. i don't know, it was pretty much, they knew we were in a high drug zone, they want us to cooperate, to help, you know, get the bigger fish, let the little fish go away and we wouldn't, so they arrested us. >> 10s. that's ten more. >> man, what's the name of this game? >> oh, my god. you're horrible. >> in jail, bubanas has found comfort in passing the time with a familiar face from home, his older half-brother, brian mcnee. >> this place sucks. >> tell me about it. >> i'm tired of this [ bleep ].
you know what i mean? >> yeah. >> similar story to mine, just he's ten years older and i'm better looking. >> i like my girls in twos. ask him who's winning. >> let you know at the end of the game. >> 34-year-old mcnee has been coming to jail since bubanas was a child. being locked up together has made this stay a little easier. >> to see him in here hurts. you know, but at the same time, it's nice to have people around that genuinely care about you, that you know they've got your back if something happens. you know,, he's a funny kid. keeps me laughing all day long. >> same routine for almost 20 years. my grandmother used to call me
the life installment plan. ryan, unfortunately, i have bad news. you're going to be life on the installment plan, is what she always used to say to me, and i used to hate that. i would say, no, i'm not. no, i'm not. i'm doing life on the installment plan. >> this time, mcnee has racked up eight charges, including possession of a firearm, assault and battery, and unarmed robbery. he has pled guilty to all charges and is awaiting trial. >> do me a favor. cot tables when you're done and come by and bring me some hot water, all right? >> though he takes some friendly taunting from his brother, mcnee earns $1 a day working as a runner. >> basically, there's four of us. we serve the food, the trays, we clean the unit, we pass out uniforms. pretty much whatever we're asked to do, we pretty much do around here. >> the job lets mcnee spend more time out of his cell, which provides another benefit, better access to coffee.
>> coffee in a place like this, if you're like me, is very important. i've got to have my coffee. first thing on the list, coffee. nothing else to do except work around, play cards, drink coffee. >> he does about, i'd say, eight to ten cups a day. tough habit to keep up with, his coffee habit. >> but on the outside, mcnee and his brother share far more dangerous addictions. >> on an average day, i could spend anywhere from $300, $500, to $1,000 a day. >> on what? >> on heroin and cocaine. i lived the life of an addict to the fullest extent, and i'm embarrassed by it. >> drugs have had a hold on mcnee and bubanas for most of their life. >> we're out there thinking about the next high, scheming,
plotting on what we're going to do, how we're going to do this, how we're going to get that one. >> i'm like jekyll and hyde when i'm using and i'm not using. when you put something in my system, all bets are off. i'm not a good person. i don't do good things. i'm selfish. >> when we're in here and sober and not under the influence of any type of drugs, we're talking about our families, how we're going to do things different. you know, more productive. it's just -- it's a healthier relationship, you know? >> he's young. he don't have to want to -- you don't have to keep crashing into the same wall i've been crashing into for the past 20 years, you know? i obviously am not a good example for him, because there's three of us. my ore brother graduated college, already in his third year of law school. he chose to follow me. and i don't like that. you know? always wanted to be just like
him. so i'm not very proud of that, obviously. he's a good kid, though. i don't know if you've heard, but i don't do deliveries no more. >> keep the change, buddy. >> bubanas could have his next chance on the outside very soon. he's due in court in two days to face the judge on his assault and battery charge. but he's optimistic that the case will be thrown out because his girlfriend is unwilling to testify against him. >> that's why you just hope for the best and expect the worst, you know? >> expecting the worse is key to security in the segregation unit. >> both these guys coming, right? >> yeah. >> for instance, when delshaun bloodworth and david peters are released from their cell for their one hour of daily recreation, they're not only
handcuffed, but are shackled at the ankles. >> they have to be. because they're such a threat to fight. and it's just, it's for their safety and for ours. >> you guys feeling like a real criminal here, you know? >> you! >> all right! all right! all right! >> but even shackles can't totally stop violence. within minutes of their release, as peters talks on the phone, bloodworth attacks another inmate. >> break it up! break it up! break it up! break it up! within seconds, deputies have broken up the fight. >> [ bleep ]! get back!
>> [ bleep ]! >> it's over now. central control, we have two restrained in 6-1. two restrained. >> yeah, you thought it was over, huh! >> hurricane! >> you thought it was over! >> hurricane! >> you some bitch! >> bloodworth claims the other inmate called him a derogatory name. >> he called me a bitch. if i get called a bitch, that's an automatic wipedown. >> after bloodworth and the other inmate, who declined to speak with us, are celebrated and placed back in their cell, jail officials will determine what can disciplinary action will be handed down. >> what'd you do? >> oh, yeah, now, i cracked him with the cuffs, you know what i mean? they think these cuffs stop people fighting, they're actually worse than physical fighting with your hands, with your fists, you know?
people get laced all the time. i wouldn't be surprised if he's leaking right now. i'm pretty sure they sent his ass to the infirmary. yeah, yeah. i know. i know. >> coming up, delshaun bloodworth faces new consequences for fighting. >> 14 long days. >> it is 14 long days. >> what would you do if someone called you a bitch? >> and two brothers prepare to say good-bye. >> he's going home today. humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy?
yo. [ bleep ] the [ bleep ]. i'm the ice cream man, 20 bills for a lick you can catch me on a strip with that dangle on my hip, long street, be my team, my aim is real sick and don't blasting that kid, what up, yo. >> for childhood fends delshaun bloodworth and david peters, sharing a cell at boston's suffolk county jail has helped make the time go by a little bit easier. but after bloodworth attacked
another inmate, they're going to be on their own for a while. bloodworth was found to have instigated the fight and was issued a disciplinary report. >> they call it d-reports, you know what i mean? at approximately 1:45 p.m., detainees bloodworth, delshaun, me and my inmate number and [ bleep ] and [ bleep ], whoever he is, were exchanging blows by the phone bank in the 61 unit. we weren't exchanging units. it was more like me hammering his face. >> bloodworth has been moved to a single-person cell. >> back to the dungeon. >> his time in segregation has been increased by 14 days, seven of them on shower status. meaning the only time out of his cell will be for a shower. >> i don't come out for rec at all. shower status, every day. i can't get a shaking on nobody. because i'm on shower status. >> meaning you can't fight
again? >> hey, if that's how you want to put it, i mean, that's my little slang. my little lingo, but, yeah, all day, you know. doing the same old, same old. and when it come to sleep people say you can sleep throughout the day. sleep all day. you can't do that because you'll be up all night. >> deputy stangle who helps run the segregation unit handed down the sanctions against bloodworth after a brief hearing with him. now bloodworth has asked to speak with stangle. >> 14 long days. >> it is 14 long days. >> stangle, what would you do if someone called you a bitch? >> i would go right to the unit officer and tell him what was going on. >> no, you wouldn't. that's a lie. it's a respect thing. >> put it this way, i'll tell you right now, i wouldn't swing first. that's what i would not do. >> you wouldn't swing first. so what would you do? >> i can't tell you what i would
do. it's a per-case thing. it's what you chose to do that matters. you chose to fight. >> because i'm a dog. i don't take no short, stangle. # >> i know, it's a difficult thing. no shorts, bang first, questions later. >> you know how it goes. >> i know. you know what hoods get along with -- you got the whole system down pat. >> i don't have the whole system down pat. maybe 90%. >> 90%. yeah, man. yeah. >> hang on one second. go, sir. >> i want to be a c.o. when i leave here. y'all get paid a lot of money. coming up, nick bubanas leaves for a court date that will determine his future. >> chips are definitely stacked against me. i want to change, i want to do something different. it's just tough. >> and new problems for david peters. >> you guys not start this fight? but you guys finish it.
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secrets. >> figured out for girls, you go to the left, for guys, you go -- if you want a boy, you go to the right. and that's how you make babies. go left for girls, go right for boys, right? >> bubanas's 4 1/2-month-old daughter was born just before he came to jail. >> i was there in the room. it was the most beautiful disgusting thing i've ever seen in my life, i think. when she came out, i cut the cord. my kid's mother held her first and then they passed her to me and, it's weird how something you -- how you just meet somebody and already, instantly have love for them. you know what i mean? a love that you can't describe. you know, you would do anything for them. and that's my motivation right now, to get out and try to do the right thing for her. hopefully it works this time. hopefully i do something different. she deserves it. she needs her parents in her life, you know?
>> today, bubanas is on his way to court, where he hopes charges of assault and battery will be dropped because the alleged victim, his girlfriend, refuses to testify against him. bubanas's older brother, ryan mcnee, has mixed feelings about the day. >> he gets out today. i'm sad to see him go, but i would rather see him on the street than in here. i don't want to see the kid in jail. >> i'll call you tonight, all right? >> all right. good luck. love you. be good, all right? >> yep. >> stay safe. try and do the right thing, all right? >> i will. >> yeah, i'm worried about him. because he's living the same kind of lifestyle i live now. he runs around and does the same thing i do. and i don't know what his situation is going to be when he leaves. i don't even know if he's got a place to go. if he don't have a place to go, he's going to go do what he
knows how to do, and he's going to end up using, he'll probably end up back here before i leave. >> you never know what you're going to, if you're going out there to relapse in a few days and be back here in a few months. it's the unknown, you know what i mean? the probability of me going, returning to society, doing the same thing i've already, always done is high, you know what i mean? the chips are definitely stacked against me. i want to change, i want to do something different. sometimes it's just, it's just tough. you know? >> a few hours later, bubanas would have his chance for a fresh start. his charges were dismissed in court and he was set free. when the news reached ryan, he had some words of advice for his young brother. >> nicholas, i just wish you the
best of luck. you know, go out there and do the right thing. don't make the mistakes we've always made. go home, go to uncle bernie's house. you know, see your kid. don't be too anxious to get back here, because, you know, you know what you're going to get if you come back here. go out and do something for yourself. i love you, kid. that's it. the 700 people that we have currently in this facility is roughly 75 or 80 that are just constantly in trouble. they're just on a constant rotation. they go to a unit, get in a fight, come back to segregation. they do their time in segregation, they get back to unit, they get into another fight. and it's just on a constant loop with some of these guys. david peters falls into that category. >> after serving 30 days in segregation after fighting alongside his goodfriend delshaun bloodworth, david
peters was given another chance to live on a general population unit. it didn't last long. he joined four others in assaulting another inmate on the unit and is now back in segregation. but he says the other guy is the one who started it. >> i guess he had an issue with one of my friends. he thought that the best way to handle it would be to try to swing on my friend. so when we all seen that, we all reacted, and the first thing that we did, we threw him on the floor, flipped him, started stomping his head into the tiles. we only could do so much, because we're all in the way. i'm trying to kick him, but my man's right there. i'm trying to hit him. it's all -- it was crazy. it was crazy, but, yeah, he caught the worst end of it. >> hey, guys. >> deputy stangle will decide how many days peters must serve in segregation. >> you guys kind of messed up yourself the way we look at it.
that was a one on one between that man and lewis. >> yeah, but you know -- >> yeah, i know, you guys all joined in because you all play as a group. >> yeah, yeah. you already know that. >> i know, i know, i know. the problem is, we don't like groups. groups are bad. groups get people hurt. groups get people charged with assault and battery within the facility. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. can't afford no more. >> no, you can't. >> i've been here five months and i think i've got into six fights. i've been in the hole six times. i mean, you got to fight. it happens. it's just instinct. you react. so this is basically what happens. you think about it after when you get to the hole and you're sitting in there and you're like, man. >> reporter: along with determining how many days peters must serve in segregation, deputy stangle must also figure out where to place him when his stay in segregation is over. >> david peters, he came into the building without issues, and since being here, has picked up
issues in the building, that make it very difficult for us to house him here. >> you guys did not start this fight -- >> yeah. >> but you guys did finish it, especially you. >> yeah. >> so, um, what are we going to do with you? i can't guarantee it, obviously, because it's not my end of the business. i do this end, i do the seg unit, but i will recommend that you guys go back to 2-4. >> yep. >> peters has had major conflicts with at least five other inmates and the jail tries to separate likely combatants. >> that makes five units that i can't put david peters on. so, you know, considering the fact that we only have 11 units to actually work with here, it makes him very difficult to be housed. >> i'm probably a headache to stangle. i get into fights with these people, these people, these people. he don't know where to put me. everywhere i go, i'm going to cause somebody a headache. i'm going to start something. >> see, that's the thing.
i don't want to put my man in a situation where he's -- >> well, that's why if you start going somewhere else, i'm going to make sure he goes somewhere else too. >> it's very much like a soap opera. a lot of silly drama. they do the time, go back to another general population unit, sometimes they make it, sometimes they don't, they come back here and i'm left picking up the pieces. >> stangle's on top of his game. he tries his best to go somewhere, oh, we've got problems, but there's no way you can pinpoint everything. he's all right, though. he's all right. >> at the end of the day, when you do get out of here, you know, i don't like return trips. we'll leave it at that. coming up, delshaun bloodworth's life at the suffolk county jail takes a major detour. >> all right. >> and ryan mcnee gets news from his brother. >> he's doing what he does.
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boston's suffolk county jail is comprised of two facilities. the house of correction for inmates who have been convicted and the nashua street jail, for detainee ace wa detainee's awaiting trial. for the past ten months, delshaun bloodworth has been at nashua. but now he's about to make the move to the house. he's accepted a plea bargain and has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years. >> the judge said, this is a gift to me, and i should appreciate it, because i could
have easily got more time. people don't know, armed robbery is a serious, serious charge. and, so i gladly took it. >> with the plea deal, bloodworth admitted his role in the robbery of a woman in downtown boston. >> we rolled up behind her and i told her not to yell. because i'm experienced, but people like to yell, and then -- nah. she didn't yell because i told her not to. she might have if i didn't say anything or she didn't say the gun, but i told her, give me everything you got. give me everything. i want everything. i don't want just your money, i want everything. >> if you could say anything to the person that you robbed? >> i would tell her, welcome to life. it's a cold world. if that wasn't you, it would be the next person. nothing personal, as we all know, it's just business.
>> bloodworth will remain incarcerated, but is about to see a major change. along with a group of other recently convicted inmates, he's just made the four-mile drive to the house of correction. cuffed arm in arm, the men have been put back in their street clothes, but only to start the intake process all over again. >> all right! >> right around that way. >> his bravado won't last for long. through each step of the intake process, bloodworth relives the night he was arrested. >> it's definitely not -- >> just stand up straight on the feet. are you a citizen? >> yes, i am. >> are you a veteran? >> no, i'm not. >> all right. u.s. 6/22/88.
>> yep. >> live in boston? >> born and raised. >> any other names you go by? >> nope. >> take the glasses off. i want you to turn sideways, face the wall. all right, face front. >> standard protocol dictates inmates be strip searched and every cavity be investigated for possible contraband, but for bloodworth, that isn't the most embarrassing part of his search. >> false teeth or dentures? take them out for me. >> [ bleep ]. >> open your mouth. put them back in. >> why were you so upset about them having to remove your teeth? >> i'm 22 years old. i shouldn't be having no dentures. like any normal 22-year-old is going to be a little, you know, a little embarrassed about that. you know what i mean? i can see if i'm 55 or
something. >> just as he was at the nashua street jail, bloodworth is housed in the segregation unit at the house of correction. >> get down on your knees. chest on the bed. >> i'm going to try to stay out of trouble, but if someone approaches me, i'm going to have handle my b.i., you know what i mean? handle my business. it's a little short-term, an abbreviation for business. >> you got the whole, high-tech here. you got the little, little touch light right there. i like that. i like that. >> ryan mcnee has been holding out hope that his brother, nick bubanas, could get back to a normal life following his recent release. but after getting word from home, he's not too optimistic. >> i heard from nick about a month ago. i called him. he was at his uncle's house.
he's doing -- he's doing what he does. he picked up, he was using, doing his thing. but i have not heard from him in a month. it is what it is. it's what he does. nothing i can say that's going to change him. because if i was out there, i would probably be in the same position. i don't listen to nobody either. you know, probably before i leave here, he might be back here. who knows? you know? >> mcnee is awaiting trial and if found not guilty, he could have his own chance at a life on the outside. like his brother, he will have to battle his drug addiction to avoid coming back to jail >> you know, i look in that mirror now, like, my hair's going gray. i'm getting old. i'm starting to feel the effects of the aging process, you know? and my life's just -- i don't know where the past 20 years went. they just went by like that. it's gone. when you're an addict, it really don't matter where you go. no matter where you go, there
you are. you're bringing the same person with the same problem, you get the same addictive behaviors. it don't matter where you are. when you're done and you don't want to do it no more, that's when you're going to be finished with it. when you've had enough. i don't know. i can't say, honestly, i'm not going to sit here and say to you that i've had enough when you think that i should have, but i've can definitely got more runs in me. coming up -- >> that's not something i would want to get hit in the head with. >> deputies confiscate a dangerous weapon from none other than delshaun bldworth.
>> these units are very large. they can range from 30, 40, up to 100 inmates. and maybe one, two, three officers per unit. an officer having to worry about 180 people possessing weapons on a daily basis. that's why it's very important for them to be on their toes and look out for suspicious activity. >> the latest inmate weapon confiscated by officers was found in the segregation unit at the house of correction. >> what makes this significant, obviously, it's a sock, but in the sock, he had five aa batteries, and these aa batteries are something that he can order for his walkman radio through his canteen, and he chose to use the batteries in a method that they're not designed to do. he would drop them in a sock, tie the sock. now you have an instant weapon. sometimes they spin it or just drop it. they would have it in their hand, drop it down. bam. that's not something i would want to get hit in the head
with. >> jail officials have tied this weapon to one of the newest inmates to arrive at the house, delshaun bloodworth. >> yii didn't believe i was goi to get caught with the battery in the sock, so i -- >> it was tied back to mr. bloodworth due to video footage, the video footage in the unit captured the object falling out of his pant, and at that point they were able to issue him a disciplinary report for being in possession of a contraband and being in possession of a weapon. >> i threw it in my jump suit, and somehow it slid through my pants legs. and there was a superintendent, and he's like, what the hell is this? >> i'm like, oh, [ bleep ]. my heart started beating fast. they accused me of premeditating fighting. you know what i mean? they thought i was going to move on somebody with the batteries in the sock or whatever. but that's not the case. >> bloodworth says he's caught in a cycle of old, unsettled
disputes from the streets. >> it's where i'm from. it's where i'm from. you know what i mean? it's like i inherit beefs. you know what i mean? people inherit money from their families. the older men in the generations before me, they had beefs, so i just end up getting it through a ttle confrontation with somebody, move on him, he moves on me, we go back and forth or whatever. so, i just want to live a normal life, you know what i mean? >> but even a normal life in jail could be a long way off. bloodworth has received another ten days in segregation for the weapon and has been warned that if he continues to violate the rules, he could spend the remainder of his 2 1/2 years in segregation. he says he already feels the impact. >> i already feel myself changing. i'm different. i am.
worse. this jail can make you or break you. you hear it a million times, but it's true. all we do is get bigger and more ignorant. you locked with somebody in a cell in 23 hours, what do you think's going to happen? he's not going to get nicer, he's not going to get more polite. he's going to rebel, he's going to act out. because, you know, his real [ bleep ] right here. it's real [ bleep ]. >> bloodworth's former cell mate and childhood friend, david peters, has had some of his own troubles lately. he received 30 days in segregation for his involvement in a five-on-one fight. now he's back in general population again, but the transfer came with a warning. >> they told me if i get in one more fight, i'm going to stay in the hole for the remainder of my stay or i'm going to be shipped out. fights happen.
this is jail. put a whole bunch of men in one institution, no females, no nothing, what do you think is going to happen? [ bleep ] there's only so much you can do, you know? there's nothing on tv. you bitch acting funny on the phone. what's left to do? hit the [ bleep ], and [ bleep ] happens in jail, you know? >> still awaiting trial on several charges, including possession of a firearm and assault and battery on a police officer, peters takes the long view when it comes to his future. >> i wouldn't say i'm wasting my life here. this is the [ bleep ] that comes along with the game. it's like, time out. you're on the bench right now. this is all a game. i'm on the bench right now. i'm not in the game. but, you know what i'm saying, my time will be up, coach will put me back in the game, and it's time to get back out there, with you know? >> now the closest peters gets to the game on the outside is receiving mail on the inside. >> this is from my baby's
mother, and this is straight hate mail, so i won't even read this. but, yeah, [ bleep ]. >> anything about your son in there? >> nah, this is about some [ bleep ] i did on the streets. i mean, it ain't nothing. i don't really let it move me too much. it don't bother me. if you're that mad and you want to take 15, 20 minutes out of your day to write me, obviously you're thinking about me, so i'm not forgotten. as long as i'm not forgotten, i'm cool. it's when you don't get no mail at all, you know the person has moved on and forgot you. i don't want to be forgotten.