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Old 08-18-2019, 11:29 AM
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Hi everyone, I have a pen pal at Colorado State Pen and I was wondering what itís like there? My pen pal says itís not too bad and that he lives comfortably. But Iíve read some people say itís the worst prison in the state so I kind of want to know more about it. Any info would be super appreciated by me xxx
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:24 PM
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Hi everyone, I have a pen pal at Colorado State Pen and I was wondering what itís like there? My pen pal says itís not too bad and that he lives comfortably. But Iíve read some people say itís the worst prison in the state so I kind of want to know more about it. Any info would be super appreciated by me xxx
It's the max security prison. There is an incentive unit there for lower-risk offenders. that is not too bad I hear. Do you know if he is in the incentive unit? If not, I heard CSP is pretty grueling.they are locked up 23 hours a day and even eat their meals in their cells. They have very little human contact. It could really drive a person crazy.
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It's the max security prison. There is an incentive unit there for lower-risk offenders. that is not too bad I hear. Do you know if he is in the incentive unit? If not, I heard CSP is pretty grueling.they are locked up 23 hours a day and even eat their meals in their cells. They have very little human contact. It could really drive a person crazy.
Incentive unit? He mentioned being in a transition unit to be transferred, but that was supposed to happen in May and heís still there. I know heís in unit B and thatís it. God I had no idea it was that dire?! 23 hours all by yourself? My heart hurts for him 😔
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Hi everyone, I have a pen pal at Colorado State Pen and I was wondering what itís like there? My pen pal says itís not too bad and that he lives comfortably. But Iíve read some people say itís the worst prison in the state so I kind of want to know more about it. Any info would be super appreciated by me xxx
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Incentive unit? He mentioned being in a transition unit to be transferred, but that was supposed to happen in May and heís still there. I know heís in unit B and thatís it. God I had no idea it was that dire?! 23 hours all by yourself? My heart hurts for him 😔
There is no transition unit at CSP. My husband was there for a year when he first went in 20 years ago and he said it's brutal. but then again, a lot of the guys that go to CSP are there for a reason.
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There is no transition unit at CSP. My husband was there for a year when he first went in 20 years ago and he said it's brutal. but then again, a lot of the guys that go to CSP are there for a reason.
I donít know if itís called the transition unit, but he just said that instead of being locked up for 23 hours, they let the guys out for several hours a day. And thereís not that many of them in there either. Maybe heís in the incentive unit? Iíll have to ask him! Thank you so much for answering my question xxx
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I donít know if itís called the transition unit, but he just said that instead of being locked up for 23 hours, they let the guys out for several hours a day. And thereís not that many of them in there either. Maybe heís in the incentive unit? Iíll have to ask him! Thank you so much for answering my question xxx
Yes that makes sense. They have a steps program where they work on getting out of CSP.
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Yes that makes sense. They have a steps program where they work on getting out of CSP.
Looks like he completed it because heís at Sterling now! Iím hoping thatís a better facility than CSP. I know heís been keen on getting into GP for so long now
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Looks like he completed it because heís at Sterling now! Iím hoping thatís a better facility than CSP. I know heís been keen on getting into GP for so long now
Unfortunately Sterling is pretty bad. Lots of fights and lockdowns there. Hopefully he can work his way out.
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Unfortunately Sterling is pretty bad. Lots of fights and lockdowns there. Hopefully he can work his way out.
Wait for real? Damn, I was just starting to feel relieved that he was out of CSP and now I find this out. I feel so bad for him. I know he can handle himself in situations, but I also know heís not one to back down from situations so hopefully he can keep out of all of that messiness. Lockdowns donít affect letters, right? How do people work their way out of facilities? Heís told me heís always going to be on the maximum security yards, but heís used to it so heís almost immune to it. He said he just wants to be where thereís more happening so hopefully heís going to be okay. Thanks for the information! Youíve been so helpful
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Wait for real? Damn, I was just starting to feel relieved that he was out of CSP and now I find this out. I feel so bad for him. I know he can handle himself in situations, but I also know heís not one to back down from situations so hopefully he can keep out of all of that messiness. Lockdowns donít affect letters, right? How do people work their way out of facilities? Heís told me heís always going to be on the maximum security yards, but heís used to it so heís almost immune to it. He said he just wants to be where thereís more happening so hopefully heís going to be okay. Thanks for the information! Youíve been so helpful
If he's always going to be in Max yards, he won't be able to work on getting to a lower custody facility. My husband has been at just about every facility and he says Sterling was the worst. Alot of gang activity. Letters aren't affected by lockdowns but phone calls and visits are.
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If he's always going to be in Max yards, he won't be able to work on getting to a lower custody facility. My husband has been at just about every facility and he says Sterling was the worst. Alot of gang activity. Letters aren't affected by lockdowns but phone calls and visits are.
I think he should be okay. I mean obviously I donít know since Iím not in there with him, but I know he spends most of his time studying the law and heís trying to appeal his case so maybe thatíll be incentive enough to just keep his head down and keep to himself. Iím glad your hubby isnít there anymore! Thanks again xx
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