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22. Sex Offenders in Prison

Updated on March 11, 2013
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Sex Offenders in Prison

Sex Offenders in Prison is the continuation in a series of hubs in which I discuss my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime and prison to life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ. Click here to read it from the beginning. In this hub, I will discuss some details about sex offenders in federal prison.

You Mess with Children, Prisoners Mess with You!

As I mentioned in my last hub, child offenders got beat up quite often in Lompoc FCI. One of those child offenders happened to be a bunky (guy I shared my bunk with) of mine. I didn’t know it at the time, but friends that he played Dungeons and Dragons with (yes, people play Dungeons and Dragons in prison) started becoming suspicious when he wouldn’t produce his paperwork after being confronted about it.

While my bunky was talking on the pay phone to his wife, a couple of woods (white gangsters) rushed him from both sides and knocked him around a little bit; although, he didn’t get hurt too bad. I should have known something was up with the guy. He looked paranoid all of the time; and he would get jumpy when others started talking to him. In retrospect, he was probably anticipating getting confronted about his crime.

One time a few of the woods got drunk on pruno (prison wine, made from rotten fruit) and attacked some suspected child offenders in their sleep. I think they beat up around three or four of them before the guards realized what they were up to and put a stop to it.

Do Not Try to be a Tough Chomo

There was a guy who was trying to run with the Pisas (Mexicans) that turned out to be a child offender. Pisas are basically Mexicans that band together. I wouldn’t quite call them a gang; but they’re a force to be reckoned with due to their numbers. Nevertheless, they have rules and standards, just like a prison gang. Anyway, this child offender was trying to be someone of authority in their group, thinking that they would not discover his offense. Needless to say, they found out about his crime and sent him on his way to the hospital.

Now, if you’re a child offender, do not attempt to be someone in a gang. That is the easiest way to get discovered and catch a beat down. Gangs are not going to allow you to be a leader in their organization without running a check on you. So, if you’re a chomo (prison slang for child molester), you’d best keep to yourself, be completely respectful to other inmates, and find somewhere to hide out!

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Hiding Out

Unfortunately, most chomos (and snitches) choose to hide out in the chapel, which gives Christians a bad name in prison. I am a Christian, and I went to the chapel regularly, myself. I didn’t realize how bad the situation was until I walked by a room full of “Christians” watching movies one day, and I realized that about 39 of the 40 guys in there were known child offenders.

The chapel was open quite often in Lompoc FCI. That was like a second home for all of the chomos and snitches. Don’t get me wrong, though, there were some genuine Christians there too. And even some of the chomos and snitches may have had their lives turned around by God. Who knows. I don’t know. Only God knows the hearts of men. I do know this, though: most of them were there just hiding out. Their actions, outside of the chapel, spoke for themselves. Another hide out was in the library, where 'mos (short for chomos) would read fantasy novels all day.

They’re Everywhere!

The child offender situation in Lompoc FCI got pretty bad. At the onset of my stay there, inmates would try and purge Lompoc of them by beating them up. However, sometime in 2009 (I believe), there was a law passed which made more child offenders subject to federal imprisonment. Thus, increasing the influx of child offenders into Lompoc FCI. By the time I got released, there were so many child offenders on the yard that you could throw a rock in any direction and hit one.

At that point, inmates stopped beating child offenders up (as much) and told them to just stay away from them. Once they were discovered, they were forced (by other inmates, under the threat of bodily injury) to move into a certain dorm called J Dorm. This happened to a guy that was living in my dorm. He came home from work one day to find a note on his bed which pretty much said, “Move out to J Dorm, chomo, or else!” He got the picture and showed the note to the officer in charge of our dorm. Within five minutes, he was packing up his property to move to J Dorm.

In my last hub, I promised to tell you about what happens to gangsters who violate their gang code and the prisoner who punched a cop. I will discuss that in my next hub. Click on the link below to read it.

23. When Gangsters Get Out of Line in Prison

Confession of a Sex Offender in Prison

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      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      interesting reading, thanks,

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      littlethespians 5 years ago from Farmville, Virginia

      Interesting. I had a brush with the law myself, although innocent (I KNOW, everyone is innocent....smirk) but truly I was. The 'crime' was 'null processd", and has been expunged from my record. But not before I did 4 months in a women's JAIL! Big difference from prison I understand. I do not trust the government system, police, detectives, at all. They were WRONG WRONG WRONG. Sent the wrong person to jail, ruined my life, and I am still rebuilding it back. All I got in return was a "NULL PROCESS". I am going to read your hubs, as I too now know 'jail life'. Good idea putting this out there. Me personally, I wish to forget.

      Good luck to you. And I don't tell everyone everyday I spent some time in jail! Everyone is so quick to judge. But: "Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter, don't mind." Dr. Seuss

      (although I guess I just told the whole world....it really doesn't matter.....it is what it is)

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Writing under X-Con helps. That provides me with anonymity. Hub Pages tells us to write about what we know, and this is what I know. I just hope people find it interesting and enjoy it. Share it with your friends!

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      Aga 4 years ago

      What an experience you had... It sure makes a very interesting read though!

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Monis Mas - I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      wow, you seen it all

      God as led me straight to your hubs.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      I started following you on Pinterest, hope that is ok

      Laurie

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Rayne123 - Of course. You can check me out on YouTube and Facebook, too. I have videos about Occultism in popular music:

      YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BibleFlockBox?feature=...

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      minababe 4 years ago

      Wow, this was a fascinating read! I had always heard about how child offenders were hassled in jail, but I didn't know if it was just myth (like a TV show thing) or what. Thanks for clarifying!

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      minababe - No problem. ;)

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Thanks for the link. I was very fascinated, on the topic, "celebrities selling themselves to the devil.

      I was amazed listening to the ones that were satanized. The ones you mentioned surprised me.

      There are a few more that I feel that are can be added to your list, however it was very interesting nonetheless.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Your sex offender piece was quite interesting.

      I did know that sex offenders suffer at the hands of the prisoners for those dirty crimes such as messing/sleeping with small children, rape, sexual abuse and what not.

      I just wasn't sure to the extend of it or by who.

      Most of these prisoners are in there for life or long sentences and really do not care who they take out. (sex offenders)

      Actually I think most of the guards allow it to happen and they see/hear/feel nothing.

      I know I would probably root them on as most of us would, however I also know that you don't fight evil for evil according to Gods words.

      (Vengeance is mine says the Lord, I will repay)

      However may be just the reason why God allowed them to be in there, their punishment may be at the hands of these prisoners.

      I know of 3 people (2 who use to be celebrities) that should have been in there but money spoke and is sad that some use power and greed to take the place of children.

      I do believe that these ones that were acquitted are not done in the hands of the Lord yet and that is why he allowed them to be free. I think one is in jail for getting caught with something else.

      So he lost all his stardom and respect anyway.

      Like God says, those who turn my little ones away and corrupt them better he have a milestone around his neck and drown at sea.

      Thanks for the great hub again

      Laurie

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Rayne123 - And thank you for commenting!

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      epsonok0 3 years ago

      Thanks for the great hub. I had my chance to interview a violent sex offender. And I learned a lot about prison life for him and others. Frankly its one of the largest money making scams in history (prison). But so is megans law, and the walsh act. Both bring billions to certain states and programs each year. I do hate what they have done. But, they need dealt with differently than they are being dealt with.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Yes sex offenders should have life sentences and anyone that does anything to a child, even if it is not physical, like stalking.

      These are little lives that lived inside of the mothers and I believe truly with all my heart that each and every one of us love our children more than anything in the world. This world must be safe for them and for us to care for them.

      Blessings

      Laurie

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      epsonok0 3 years ago

      While I find myself in full agreement with you I must bring up a point here. Megans Law was converted nationwide to the walsh act to appease the public's demand for harsher penalties. While this process does just that it creates an all new problem. There are a multitude of cases where children as young as 5 are now on the 25 year or lifelong registry. And are marked as child molesters. These kids were not doing anything of the sort. But because of how broad the new laws are, they are labeled as such. One incident is where a 14 year old girl took a picture of here and her friends in training bras. They were are charged with posetion of photographs of children that may elicit a sexual response. The girl was told to register for 25 years and attend weekly sex offender treatment. Justice may be blind. But law makers with ever expanding wallets are not blind.

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      beadreamer247 3 years ago from Zephyrhills, FL

      Like the insider view. Unfortunately sex offenders, not only child offense, their punishment NEVER ends, because society does not allow an end and just makes matters worse. The registry does not help or protect, the Megan's Law does not help or protect either - it is just lifetime punishment to a level of injustice and inhuman. It does not make things better, does not help any child - just creates hype, misconception and misinformation.

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