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already. >> the discovery of a gang manifesto. >> boss is the brother of a strong struggle. >> an older inmate takes charge of a young man with a violent past. >> he has his own mother and his own father but right now he's more or less in my care. >> a new policy could push some inmates to the edge. >> a lot of guys in blue enjoy their coffee and their cigarette and their honey bun. if you take away one, they're going to have a lot of bad days. >> and when we give our cameras to inmates to express their personal feelings in private, one confronts his own mortality. >> i wonder just how much time i got left. by that i don't mean being in here, by that i mean being in this world. ♪ everywhere we go ♪ everywhere we go
♪ people want to know ♪ people want to know ♪ that we are the mighty, mighty work force ♪ ♪ that we are the mighty, mighty work force ♪ ♪ we are the santa rosa work squad ♪ ♪ we are the santa rosa work squad ♪ >> every morning inmates at florida's santa rosa correctional institution march outside the gates of this maximum security prison. they are part of the restricted labor squad or r.l.s. >> it's kind of like the old chain gang but not to that level. they're -- it's actually their job assignment. >> today the squad will be working on the farm, a seven-acre plot of land adjacent to the prison. >> all the food we grow goes directly to feed the inmates. most of them, believe it or not, they do like to be out here working. some of them don't. it's more like a punishment to them. but most of them do like to be out here doing something.
>> you never really get used to the shackles, but it's something you learn to deal with. if you want to come out here and work, get the fresh air, it's what you got to do. i put myself in this predicament. so i got to suffer my consequences like a man. >> the inmates use tools that could easily turn into deadly weapons and lead to escape. so security measures are designed to prevent that in no uncertain terms. >> it's always very controlled. the officers are armed with shotguns and stay on the outskirts, 20 yards away from them. they're 12-gauge shotguns and they have buck shot in them. if they do breach that distance, they'll be told to stop. if they keep on going, we can use deadly force. >> all the inmates in the restricted labor squad have been in confinement for disciplinary violations but are now nearing release back to general population. one of them has recently come to the attention of officers knight and demerey. the prison security threat group coordinators.
their job is to gather intelligence on gangs. acting on a tip, their target today is inmate alex everett. >> we're going to go down and see this guy has printed out some codes and some pictures, notating his gang, in this case it's death before dishonor. we're going to go down and check this inmate on, and search for gang-related contraband. anything he's not supposed to have. being on the restricted labor squad, i'm kind of concerned of the fact that maybe being on the outside he was able to bring in contraband. >> but when they arrive at the cell, they discover the window is covered. usually a sign that the inmates are flushing contraband. >> take the window down. take the window down. put that down and come here and cuff up.
echo dorm 11-15, 1115, echo. >> turn around. back to me. step over here. >> pull them britches up, man. what do you think this is? >> you ain't got to dress like that either. turn around. back out. >> what you doing with those bobos on? >> i can't have bobos? >> you got flip-flops? >> come on. we're going to go in here. >> everett, serving ten years for home invasion robbery and his cell mate joseph johnson, serving ten years for aggravated assault and armed robbery, will be placed in holding cells while their cell is inspected. everett says the search is of no concern. >> i ain't going to take it serious cause i know that they putting up an act.
try to act tough, try to -- pull us both out. i don't take it serious. because it ain't me. whatever they find, they find. >> though everett's possible gang affiliation prompted the shakedown, johnson's possessions will be searched, as well. >> is there a particular reason we being targeted? >> targeted? >> yeah. >> i just reached in and picked your number out. that's it. >> that's not. >> you like that answer? >> sound like a lie to me. >> okay. i want them bobos. concern with bobos or sneakers when they come out, helps them get around. they want to fight. it's a whole lot easier for traction. sometimes it's an indication in the day room you'll see several come out in bobos that is an indication that something's going to happen. >> you was lied to me. if i want to fight, i could come out in these and still fight. i don't need a particular type of shoes to fight. >> okay. >> i want to fight. taking my shoes not going to stop me fighting. that's really not -- >> so what you're saying later
on we're going to fight, is that what you're saying? >> no. >> okay. >> that what we call a class-a jackass. coming up -- >> this is good. we'll have this guy documented as an insane gangster disciple before the end of the day. >> the investigators find what they're looking for. and inmates face the uncertainty of a major policy change. >> smoking by inmate populations brings on many expenses. >> this is it.
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things like these can be weapons of opportunity at any moment. checking them out, you hold somebody responsible for them. we try to maintain order, and it gives a day-to-day routine thing. you would think that it becomes monotonous but you always find yourself walking around checking locks, looking for tools. it's almost like a installed paranoia. you're never completely safe in prison on either side. i grew this facial hair on my face first off because inmates are not allowed to in florida department of corrections. if ever i was to be taken hostage and swapped out with a uniform i would hope the snipers would know not to shoot me. >> at florida's santa rosa correctional institution, security threat group coordinators knight and demerey are assigned the task of
gathering intelligence on known or suspected gang members. today they've targeted the cell of inmate alex everett. it doesn't take long until they find what they're looking for. >> here's some 410, 412, boss swagger, look like some blood code. b-o-s-s. they're trying to hide their gang stuff in rap music. >> right. >> boss, boss swagga enterprises. boss is the brothers of the strong struggle which is a designated security threat group in the state of florida. and it listed them the people's nation as a blood set. hey this guy is insane gangsta disciple. this is something different, jimmy. an igd dark side. insane.
this is something we need right there. we found out what we need already. ooh. >> what we're looking for. new sets. >> oh, this is a manifesto. this is their policies, their rules. and we have family respect. your involvement inside and how you're supposed to act, your hierarchy as you rise up. >> generically, they call that information that officer knight is reading, "knowledge." and if you're going to represent as any gang member, you're supposed to be able to spout that knowledge. >> this is good. we'll have this guy documented as a insane gangsta disciple before the end of the day. >> while everett's gang manifesto is a significant find, the officers also inspect the possessions of his cellmate joseph johnson, where they find paperwork that's more puzzling than sinister. >> oh, let's see, how often have you fallen in love? do you believe in love at first sight?
physically, what do you look for in a man or a woman? how old were you when you first had sex? we're going to keep it. we'll dissect it. all right, that's good stuff. we got some information there. >> as the inspection continues, johnson makes it clear how he feels about the officers and their search. >> this dorm is notorious for just the smallest, pettiest stuff. they just nitpick at you for every little thing. i always tell them, like, i'll throw them a curveball and don't you hate when your wife come home and just nag about every little thing. that's how i feel. ♪ >> for the inmates, nagging wives might soon pale in comparison to a major change coming to santa rosa. the florida department of corrections is due to implement a ban on smoking in the next few weeks.
>> smoke blows up, that was in a movie. you look like a movie star. >> don't you think you'll get cancer from that? >> smoking by inmate population within the department of corrections brings on many expenses for medical due to their inmate smoking. and this was done to reduce the cost of incarcerating inmates. we do not anticipate this to be a major issue. is it going to be uncomfortable for inmates that have smoked for years? yes. >> i been smoking 30 years. >> you ever tried to quit before? >> absolutely. >> and what happened? >> nothing. i kept right on smoking. i quit one time about three hours. >> a lot of guys in blue here that enjoy a cigarette and their cup of coffee and their honey bun. and if you take away one, they're going to have a lot of bad days. >> you pick that up off the ground? you didn't pick that one up off the ground? how many have you picked up off the ground today? you don't know? >> when i come in the system,
they used to give us two packs of cigarettes a day. i think a pack of tobacco was 25 cents. now it's $5.60, i think is. this is it. a lot of the times, me, i can't speak for other guys, i just speak for me, you know. i light up a cigarette when i don't want it. why? something to do. >> the smoking ban is one of the more significant changes that jack hill has seen over the past 30 years. he's serving a life sentence for a burglary and assault that took place in 1977, when he was 18 years old. since then he has been paroled three times. but each time hill gets out he finds himself back behind bars. >> the times i was out i tried to do one thing that you can't never do.
i tried to make up for the years that i lost. still that 18-year-old kid. i'll never get that back. i'll never get that back. i look at myself as a person who's made a lot of wrong choices. >> i think jack hill back in the day was a handful. whereas he's gotten older now, and he don't want to be messed with. he don't mess with nobody. don't want anybody messing with him. >> i think inmate hill now is just about doing his time. >> people outside, they've done completed college, has a family, done all that in life in those 30-year period. to me it's just nothing has changed. when i really think about how long it's been, i get kind of -- i'm like, wow. that's a long time. but how does work go? c'est la vie? que cera?
keep on doing it. >> hill was recently reacquainted with this 35-year-old who transferred to santa rosa from another prison. the two men met 18 years earlier when bernie was first incarcerated. >> jack always been there for me. help me out. been like a big uncle. >> in here all we have is each other. we're family. we're family. >> as far as race, black, white, you know i got a natural life sentence. i got too much on my mind to worry about hating a whole race of people. if i'm going to hate them, i'll hate one son of a bitch at a time, not a whole race. coming up -- >> he lost a lot of blood. that's why they had to airlift him out. >> a young inmate with a violent past learns a few lessons from an old timer. >> if he was my son, i'd tear his little butt up. and later -- >> we have shampoo, which is
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officials at the santa rosa correctional institution in florida allowed us to give cameras to several inmates in order to let them record personal thoughts about prison life. among them are two of santa rosa's more seasoned inmates. who between them have spent decades in prison. >> as the years go by you get comfortable. i don't wish anyone was in here. time has a way of just running away from you. one day you look in the mirror and you start seeing gray hair and you wonder where did that come from? then one day you look in the mirror, and you're going twenty years. twenty years. >> you will be rewarded for what
you do in life. so if you do something good, something positive, expect to be good rewards from it. but if you're doing negative, bad things in life, expect that reward also which will be bad things. the bible tell us, do unto others as you would have them do unto you and you're going to reap what you sow. >> now serving his fourth prison term, alvin mchellon understands the meaning of reap what you sow as well as anyone. he currently has a 12-year sentence for drug possession. even though on most days he's woken up at dawn and shackled at the ankles for his job on the restricted labor squad, mchellon says it's better than the alternative. >> my father told me to never be a stranger to work. it's just doing something to keep from just wasting away.
you got to do something. you got to take care of your body before it can take care of you, you know. >> every shackle has two locks on it. one lock, and two locks. all the 1s are keyed the same and all the 2s are keyed the same. so you have to have two sets of keys for each shackle. it's security. in case inmates get ahold of one of our key chains, it's more than likely they're not going to get ahold of two. >> go to secure the chains so the lock won't go up and down on your foot all day long. the most comfortable place for you to walk, or you're going to trip on them all day long. you have to secure them. with the shoestring. >> get your bags two at a time starting up front. ♪ >> at age 50, mchellon is one of the oldest inmates to work in the fields. his 20-year-old cell mate scott parker is one of the youngest.
he's serving five years for armed robbery, burglary, and drug possession. >> i been in that cell for 14 months, you know what i'm saying? longer than that, about 18 moths. i get tired of being in that cell all the time. it was nice to come out. it's got its ups and downs. i was nervous coming to prison. first time, 19 years old. it wasn't scary, but i was nervous. didn't know what to do, how to act. >> he's a young inmate, and it seems like he's still trying to find his way. he does act out a little bit on occasion to other inmates. he doesn't want to be bullied around. you know, being a little bit smaller guy, he's trying to establish where he is, i guess, in the group. >> you don't expect to come to prison and not get tried. people are going to try you, they're going to test you. if you let them get away with
it, i'm saying once, they feel they can always do it. you know. people do die. people do get stabbed. people do get raped. you got to carry yourself a certain way to get respect. >> parker's desire for respect is what landed him in confinement. he and three others brutally attacked another inmate. >> he lost a lot of blood so that's why they had to airlift him out. he never did nothing to me, at all. i had nothing against him. i had no right to do what i did. >> mchellon has dedicated himself to teaching parker a better way to do time. >> he's more or less like a son figure to me, you know. but at the same time i know i'm not his father. he has his own mother, and his own father but right now, he's more or less in my care. i'm concerned about him in the sense that he tends to get influenced by his friends, you know. i told him, i said you don't even have to go there, you know what i'm saying? >> while mchellon has become a surrogate father of sorts to parker, he says his multiple
prison stays have cost him his relationship with his own children. >> right now, i'm not in contact with any of them. i mess them all. you know, i really do. so if any influence comes from me to him, i wanted it to be something positive. i wanted it to be something good. and then that way, if anybody's around my kids, i want them to be giving them a positive influence, rather than some negative, and then i can't expect that if i don't first give it. >> among other things, mchellon is helping parker earn his ged. >> why wasn't this right on those? >> listen, listen, this is what i'm trying to tell you. you trying to find a number that can go into both of them equally. you couldn't find one. now you have to back it up. >> scott keeps saying that i can't do math, i said don't say "can't." don't even put that in your vocabulary. i said you can. >> that one was easy. >> that's the difference of multiplication. >> that one's easy. >> division is even different from that.
it helps me, makes me feel a lot better about myself being able to help somebody else out. >> a lot of things he says, my father has done told me -- i told you. and i'm like, my dad says that all the time, with him being so much older than me if he feels like he can help me, he's going to give me his opinion. whether or not i take that sometimes i don't want to hear it. whatever. i don't want to hear it. >> and i'm not his father so i can't tell him what to do. it's simply up to him whether he want to or not. so that's why i can't force that issue. now if he was my son, i'd tear his little butt up. you know what i'm saying? coming up. >> in my game, this game of disciples, i hold the knowledge. >> alex everett faces the consequences of his actions. >> losing the manifesto, yes, probably going to get in trouble. it could be a beatdown. >> and later, jack hill faces a different sort of threat. >> don't know what that is but it's really scary. we offer innovative investing tools to prepare you for the future.
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hanging with a click of demon ♪ ♪ the [ bleep ] got to call the policeman we on a whole other level yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ >> joseph johnson, serving ten years for armed robbery, is not shy when it comes to expressing disdain for staff at florida's santa rosa correctional institution. >> that's what we call a class-a jackass. >> during a recent cell inspection aimed primarily at finding documents to link his cellmate to a gang, officers also found some interesting documents among johnson's possessions. >> how often have you fallen in love? do you believe in love at first sight? how old were you when you first had sex? >>, you know, we write letters to our girls. sometimes, you know, we include different type of sex questionnaires to our girl. so that's pretty much what that was about. >> how many people have you sent it to? >> just one. just one. you trying to get me in trouble now. >> but it was in the possessions
of johnson's cellmate alex everett that the officers found what they were really looking for, a gang manifesto. everett has now been moved to a higher security housing unit. but he says the officers didn't get everything. >> in my gang, insane gang disciple, i hold the knowledge. so that's why i had so much gang paraphernalia. i seen gang unit come here due to the fact that i am a gang member. i block my window. i knew i was dirty. so i knew i only had just seconds. the things that i could reach for -- >> take the window down. >> -- i flushed them. but i'm not knowing that when i put the shield up, he seen what i was doing. >> take the window down. >> so i told my roommate, man, forget it, man, i'm going to go out there and if i'm dirty, i'm dirty. >> our interview with him and everett went very well. he's admitted to the fact that he's been insane gangsta
disciple since he was 14 years old. however he said it wasn't really about gangs. it was about unity. they delude themselves into thinking this is a huggy, feeley type of gang when it's not. >> the manifesto also included a key to the gang's secret codes. >> we have shampoo. that's code for weed. conditioner is heroin. we use these things to control contraband. if it says that you used my shampoo in the shower, and he signs it 0-31 it's pretty basic that he's a blood and he's delivering something to the shower, marijuana, heroin, something. basically, you put a time on it. so i'll know what time to go look. >> everett's gang may exact punishment as a result of his losing the manifesto. >> losing the manifesto, yes, probably you're going to get in trouble. you're supposed to memorize it and lose it. it could be a beatdown.
it could be loss of rank. it could be retaliation that probably hold for him for a long time. >> everett's classification as a gang member has also cost him his spot on the restricted labor squad. >> ready. >> left, left, left right, left right, right left. right left. >> this morning, the squad is headed somewhere other than the farm. >> we're in what's called the dog run, in between the two outer fences that surround the perimeter of the institution. we come in here once every week or two weeks. we come in here, get all the weeds out, any trash that might have blown in and rake everything to where there's no footprints in case an inmate does breach the first fence we can see footprints in the dog run. it's more security reason than anything but it also looks good. >> have you got a hoe? no weeds?
i need you to get the dirt, toss it up. don't stand around. >> while some squad members appreciate the chance to be outdoors, others like philip nixon, could do with less exposure to the elements. >> how did you get so sun burned? >> rls. we go out there and do work but there's no shade. you know, so we sit out there for the whole time, and get just like that. you know, sunscreen don't really help, because there's no shade. you know, you're in straight sunlight for six hours. ain't really no way to get away from it. >> it's free labor. you go out there working in the field for nothing. it's free labor. it's like a slave plantation, basically. >> nixon is serving 15 years for third degree murder. marcus young has ten years for robbery and battery with a deadly weapon. but he's had plenty of trouble inside prison, as well.
>> marcus young has approximately 25 disciplinary reports in his history. disorderly conduct. theft. disobeying orders. fighting. possession of weapons. possession of narcotics. assault or an attempted assault on inmates. lewd and lascivious exhibition, telephone violations. several spoken threats. >> nixon has also seen his share of trouble. >> i came here for a ride, the whole dorm i was in, it was a big ride, and they emergency transferred everybody into this unit. the officers kept on just bugging us about oh, you won't do this. you won't do that. y'all scared. y'all kids. and they just always mess with us. so everybody got tired of it and we just tore up the dorm. >> in confinement, the men have
little to do when they're not working on the labor squad. but young hopes his new book will open a door to his future. >> i just wanted -- one of the first books i ever read right here on the stock market. about investing. "investment for the utterly confused." i started doing things like that and i don't think i never would have did that if i wasn't in a cell by myself and didn't have no distractions around me. >> while young hopes to improve his finances, alvin mchellon and scott parker hope their time in confinement will improve their vocabularies. >> coagulate. i don't even know what that means. i'm going to look it up. >> he loves doing puzzles. we work on those together. they say two brains are better than one. so when both of us do the puzzle, we smash it. we do it real quick. >> 66.
>> blank off gun, what you say? >> sawed off shotgun. >> i can go for that. >> while mchellon and parker have developed a father and son type relationship, it may soon be coming to an end. mchellon expects that any day now he will be released from confinement and transferred to a general population unit. >> open population is, you got a lot more privileges, a lot more room to move around and do things. you don't have so many restrictions against you. i can go outside of the dorm and walk along without having the shackles and cuffs on me. i don't have to be supervised continually. >> the downside is leaving parker behind. >> i don't want him to go. you know what i'm saying? at the same time i'm going to miss him. you know what i mean? i want him to go. you know what i'm saying? he needs to get out of here. this ain't a place that -- like i said, this is a prison in prison. nobody wants to be here. coming up, cellmates, nixon and young find themselves in hot water over a telephone call. >> i'm trying to talk to my mom, and he writing stuff off like
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santa rosa correctional institution police officers do not play. they will lock you up. they will gas you. they will strip you, if you do not behave yourself. but that's their job, you know what i'm saying? i respect that. >> ready march. stay behind the cars. >> outside the security fences at florida's santa rosa correctional institution it's the end of the work day for the restricted labor squad and time for the inmates to march back to their housing units.
>> sound off. >> one. >> it's been a long day. >> two. >> working on our list. >> three. >> one two, one two. >> like mike tyson. >> one, two, three, four -- one, two -- [ whistle ] >> nothing negative? no talking about women. no talking about fighting. stand up. come on back up. >> squad. >> sir, yes, sir. >> ready, march. >> left. left.
left right left right right left. right left. left right. left right. >> so what was that -- what was that about? >> at the end of his chants he said one-two, one-two, knock them out. if they talk about fighting whatsoever, they go to the ground. they are not allowed to talk about that at all. >> two other members of the squad have also run into some new trouble. >> this is what zoo animals do. they pace back and forth. like a cage. two lions pacing back and forth, back and forth like a cage, man. >> marcus young and philip nixon have just had another 15 days added to their time in confinement for violating the prison's telephone policies. >> how did you get on disciplinary? >> call forwarding. >> what's a call forwarding? what did you do? >> put another phone number on my number. call and told them to put this
like this, and whenever you call my number, it i went to his number. and, you know, they got us for that. >> is that a way to call somebody who is not on your call list? is that why you're doing that? >> yeah. >> yes, ma'am. i'm trying to talk to my mom and they write you off for stuff like that. that don't make no sense. >> why isn't she on your approved call list? >> she don't have a phone. if you don't have a house phone, then you can't put -- at least you can't put cell phones. >> inmates have to send in a list of ten people on their call list, that has to be approved. that way we verify these people are not a threat to security. if they use a cell phone. a cell phone is mobile so that means the cell phone can be handed off to whoever they wanted to talk to. it's just a situation where security there's certain measures we've got to follow. that is a sad fact about it today, cell phones are becoming more and more popular where people are not having home phones. so it does make it hard on the inmates. >> so was it worth it? >> to me it was.
'cause my -- my mom, she was sick, you know what i'm saying? so i really wanted to talk to her, so that for the 15 days in dc, no matter what they did, it was well worth it. >> in addition to the extra time in confinement, young and nixon will also be separated. but those kinds of changes are routine to inmates like jack hill, who has spent much of the last 30 years in prison. >> it's life. it's life in prison. but you're in prison, people come, people go, you know, you don't miss them. just remember them. what can you say? take it as it comes. good with the bad. for every negative try to make a positive. >> another change hill is about to experience is the prison's upcoming ban on smoking. >> personally, me, i'm kind of looking forward to that, you know? take them out. get them out. i don't know if this is going to sound morbid or anything like that but sometimes after losing so much of my family i start
thinking about mortality in here. i would -- i really don't want to die in prison. okay? although it's a very real possibility that i may, because we're not guaranteed tomorrow. >> when we gave hill a camera to share personal feelings in his cell, we learned why mortality has been on his mind lately. >> see that right there? yeah. don't know what that is. but it's really scaring me. blood on the collar of my coat. on my bed sheet. washcloth. towel. we'll see. i got something popping up here on my face. think it's probably skin cancer. so we'll see. it's something new, anyway, huh? >> a prison nurse has examined the lesion on hill's face and has made an appointment for him to see a doctor. >> you know my grandfather died of cancer and my grandmother died of cancer, you know.
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this is my workout every day. >> you want to know what's funny, the island that i'm from usually the girls, about five or six start learning how to cook rice. so my sister, i told all my sisters, i got them beat. y'all cooking like maybe ten cups at a time. i do 150 pounds. five-star meal right here.
we might have cleaned this corn. >> probably. >> same corn we cleaned. corn we picked. shucked, bagged. loaded up. >> good thing we did a good job on it. >> mm-hmm. >> despite the differences in both age and race, cellmates scott parker and alvin mchellon have come to think of each other more as family than friends. for the past few months, they have shared a small cell in the close management or confinement unit at the santa rosa correctional institution. but mchellon may soon be leaving for the general population compound. the prison's internal classification team has recommended the transfer. but it must still be approved by a state classification officer. >> today is supposed to be the day ms. beasley comes through, let us know if we're going to the compound or not. it can go either way. i know i did everything i'm supposed to do. you know i ain't been in no trouble, keeping a clean record, keeping self occupied whatnot. i'm looking for it to go
favorably but if not i got to be ready for it. >> how are you feeling about that? >> a little anxious, you know. but more or less like i prayed about it so i'm feeling pretty good about it. >> with close management i review them every six months and make a decision with their behavior as to what level -- the next level they will go and whether they will be released to open pop. it all based on their behavior and they're aware of what the rules are. and if they follow the rules, then they will get good news, and sometimes they won't get good news. inmate mchellon. >> yes, ma'am. >> i'm miss beasley with state class. you're going to be released to open pop. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> yes! yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. that's what we talking about right there. that's what we talking about. it came out all right just like we was hoping. i'm going to the compound.
that's what i wanted to hear. >> it must feel pretty good. >> oh, yeah, oh, yeah. after all this time, now i'm going back to open pop. the next step, home, freedom. >> i'm happy for him. hate to see him go, but i love to see him leave, you know what i'm saying? >> that's what's up. >> big al, i'm going to miss you, dog, big al. man, he going in the compound, that's not going to be easy, dog. keep your head up, man. don't come back, do your time, relax. don't fall back. going to miss you dog, man, appreciate your help you know what i'm saying, looking out. hope to see you again one day, you know what i'm saying? alvin mchellon. gainesville. a good dude, man.
>> i wonder just how much time i got left. by that i don't mean being in here, by that i mean being in this world. i hope that i have enough time where i could spend some of my time with my family, my brother, my sister, my daughter, granddaughters. i hope i have a chance to make the amends. >> today, jack hill is going to see the prison doctor. concerning a lesion on his face that hill believes could be cancer. >> it's scary. it's scary. especially, you know, you start getting a little age on you, you start seeing things like this, i wonder where it's going to lead. this -- it's kind of scary. >> judging from the appearance of the thing, and the time line and everything, i -- and the location, i'm going to say that looks like a small basal cell carcinoma. it's a type of skin cancer
usually found in the center part of the face. ultraviolet light from the sun is the chief offender there. some people come in and you need a cart to carry their chart. mr. hill has a chart that, despite the number of years he's been in the system, it's probably no more than a half an inch thick. which tells me that he is more likely to minimize and ignore something of import than he is to come in complaining of something that's trivial. this is early enough we're not going to have any problems with it. we'll just get it taken care of now. will it come back? yeah, this is the result of many years in the sun. >> right. >> and there's a whole lot more of you saw the sun than just that one spot. just come back to us if you have any suspicious spots or concerns or questions. >> it makes you think. it sure makes you -- it was a wake-up call. >> this is a learning experience for jack.
he will know what to look for even more than he did before. he'll know the significance of these strangely-acting lesions more than he did before. and he's more likely to catch it earlier rather than later. so i think he'll do quite well. >> i'm just glad we got this. i caught it in time. >> i'll bring you a blue consult sheet to sign and we'll get you set up with a dermatologist and get you going to get this taken care of. >> thank you, sir. thank you very much. >> okay. sure enough. >> that went good. like i said, i was very concerned, you know. just by the way it was, you know, i knew it wasn't normal. and i was -- i did the right thing. we caught it in time, which is always good. and i feel a lot better about that. anyway, it's time to go. it's time i gotten up there. i'm going to say adios. this is up down the ranch. we'll see you later. good night.
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