san quentin state prison to be exact. don't worry....you're not going to see my ugly mug on the 10 o'clock news....we went for "family night". once a year, the prison goes on lock down and opens it's doors to the public to tour the facility. one of our close friends works there as a corrections officer and because of that we always get an invitation to go. seems a little odd....but it is actually really interesting. the architecture itself is amazing. you know i love old buildings. our friend always gives us a guided tour, so we get some inside info on how things roll our there.
as we drove over the san rafael bridge towards the menacing facility while listening to my favorite album, i realized something that hits me every time i walk through those big steel doors...prison is a sucky place to be. i know on tv and movies, prison may not seem to terrible....i guess that really depends on the movie you're watching....but i'm telling you. until you've had to turn sideways to slide from the front of a prison cell to the back....you just don't realize how bad it really is. it's a dark place. i'm glad that i only see it once a year.
have a great weekend! see you later.
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