Anyone has any experiences with prison / jail / strip-searches? I was arrested some time ago and hade the misfortune of spending a couple of weeks in jail before I got bailed out. I was surprised to notice that being hung in jail can be a mixed blessing. During my stint, I was put through several strip-searches. At one of them myself and three Black dudes (all well hung) were all searched at the same time by two officers. Once we had stripped down they ordered us to turn around and then cuffed our hands behind our backs. They then walked away, leaving us to wait in the small holding-cell. We stood like that for almost an hour before they came back to search us. One of the guys told me that the guards liked to do shit like that to prisoners who were hung better than themselves just to put them in their place. It was uncomfortable and humiliating and it made me feel like an animal. Another inmate told me about the suicide-cells or "strip-cells" that they had in the jail. The strip-cell has nothing in it but a stainless-steel toilet (that can only be flushed from the outside) and a concrete bunk - no blanket, no pillow, no nothing. And the inmate is put in there totally naked. Meant to protect prisoners who might try to hurt themselves, these cells were just as often used to punish an inmate for any reason at all. The dude who told me about those special cells had himself been held in one for three weeks just for talking back to a guard. I'd seen this dude naked both during searches and in the shower and being both tall, ripped and hung like a horse he was quite intimidating. However, in the strip-cell he felt reduced to nothing. Under constant survailience, he had no privacy whatsoever and the guards kept harassing him non-stop. They'd make comments about his nakedness, the size of his penis and the fact that he kept getting hard. Sexual activities were strictly forbidden in the jail, and that included masturbation. If you got caught you risked punishment, such as food rations or mail privilages being taken away. The strip-cell row is set up so that the guards can see in to all the cells at all times and their job is to never take their eyes off the inmates. So when the guy got an erection there was nothing he could do about it but try to think unsexy thoughts. He said that wasn't too easy, though. Day after day he'd sit on the concrete bunk, bored out of his mind with his dick throbbing between his thighs. There was no way he could hide the boner from the guards and there was no way to make it go down. It was humiliating and degrading, and after a few days even physically painful as his testicles got more and more backed up. He felt that the fact that he had a big dick made the guards treat him even harsher than the others. It was like they wanted to take him down a peg and make him suffer a little extra; some of them even seemed to enjoy the fact that his erection wouldn't go down as if taking away his possibility for sexual release added an extra level of punishment. Those guards were clearly Sadists and he hated them. On the other hand, among inmates being hung was a good thing. You got more respect and even some open compliments in the shower and such. The whole experience was rough and a little confusing to me. Does anyone know more about this subculture? Anyone been locked up and can tell me about their experiences? Or do you know any prisoners who has told you their stories?