lesson learned Essay

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“Lesson Learned”
As I was standing in front of the judge many emotions proceeded to give me a nudge,

my heart sank and the tears rolled down my face as if I was trying to fill a river. I knew I

was going to be jailed for the bad decision that I had made when I decided to get behind

the wheel of my vehicle. After my sentencing I was escorted to the booking room where

they proceeded to take my fingerprints, height, and my photo. After
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one blanket that the jailor had given to me was not enough to keep me warm in a place so

cold. The privacy I had was very little. The shower and toilet was located in the corner of

the cell but they were not isolated enough to where the other inmates could not see me.

I undressed and dressed inside the shower to have some privacy. I even tried to have

privacy by hanging up a blanket from one corner of a wall stand to another but I got in

trouble by the jailor. All of these things just seemed so horrible and degrading to me.

My first few nights being in the cell called J-1 was scary. There were three other

woman in the cell that was always yelling or fighting over ridiculous things like the

television. Around the corner I could hear the accused killer “Cowboy Mike” always

singing the country songs that he liked so much or the banging of his coffee cup against

the bars of the cell when he was angry. One time he even used the shower curtain rod to

try to escape from his line cell. Even further down the line there was an accused rapist

and of course he had to put his two cents in by always screaming that the devil was

coming after him. All I could think is how scary this was and I wanted out. Not two

days from now nor thirty days I wanted out right then!

I was separated from the outside unable to touch or hold the people that were so

dear to me. It was a lonely feeling; I would hate to see anyone

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