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Prisoner Caption – Paisley

Paisley knew what she was doing was wrong, having an affair with her boss, but she didn’t know that her adultery would land her in so much trouble. When her bosses’ wife found out about the affair, she confronted him, and the fierce argument that resulted got out of control, and he killed her. He tried to make the scene look like a botched robbery, and left to tell Paisley his version of what had happened.

She agreed to give him an alibi, but this loyalty was repaid with betrayal. When he was confronted with forensic evidence that pointed to his guilt, he decided to try and blame Paisley to try and secure a deal for himself. His skilful attorney managed to convince
prosecutors of a story about Paisley’s psychological manipulation.

As a result, he secured himself a 15 to life sentence, and Paisley, having failed to combat this narrative at trial, was sentenced to 35 years to life, which she serves in super-max, denied even the slightest freedom, denied the right to speak with a large gag, and denied even the right to cover her naked body with anything like a real uniform.

Remand Custody Illustrated Bondage Restrictions

Excerpt from the  “Female Prisoner’s Handbook” from HMP Bronzefield.

Very often, when a criminal proceeding has been taken against a person, they are notified by certified mail that they are to appear at a space of incarceration and the held “in remand” until their trial and sentencing.  Sometimes this is only a few months, but with the backlog in the court system, this can be as much as a two to three years.

Remand Custody in Bondage 1 has now been published at Amazon.com for Kindle.  You can link to this product here.

This concept was first related by AdamT when his wife was handcuffed and taken into Remand Custody after a traffic incident.

Female Remand Prisoners, Security level, and associated restrictions

 

Restriction Minimum Medium High Maximum
In court – handcuffs in front x
In court – handcuffs behind back x x x
In court – gag or facemask x x
In court – may wear own clothes x x x
In transport to other jail facility behind behind full set full set
In cell – handcuffed in front x
In cell – handcuffed behind back x x
In cell – leg irons x x
In cell – gag and facemask optional x
In cell – leg irons anchored by chain x
In cell – common area with bars x x
In cell – isolation with solid door x x
In cell – lights on 24 hours x
In cell – lights off 9:30 – 6:30 x x
In cell – total darkness x
In hallway – for prison errands, etc. In front Behind full set full set
Outside world – may write letters x x x
Outside world – may make phone calls x x
Outside world – may use internet x x
Wardrobe – outfits for court, etc x x x
Visitation – handcuffs in front x
Visitation – handcuffs behind back x x n/a
Visitation – leg irons x x n/a
Visitation – frequency Weekly Bi-Weekly 45 days n/a
Conjugal visits – frequency Weekly Bi-Weekly Never never

Notes:

  • All prisoners except minimum will be handcuffed behind their backs, and ironed from their jail cell to court
  • Guards are permitted to upgrade security level at any time
  • Guards do not have the discretion to downgrade security level
  • 45 days without incident will earn the prisoner a downgrade in security level, except those convicted of murder and assault
  • In all conjugal visits, the female prisoner will be handcuffed behind her back and ironed, as well as chained to her bunk by her throat with no more than a 24-inch chain.

Jo sat right next to me as she also looked at the table of restrictions.  “Oh my God,” she said, “I’m going to be locked in medium security if I’m on time, but if I’m late, look at the difference if they upgrade me to high security.”

The full details of a young woman who is confined in remand custody are available to purchasers of Remand Custody in Bondage 1 at Amazon.com.

So, there you have it!  Well, one of our readers, who is a prison security engineer,  has taken it upon himself to create an illustrated table of restraint icons which will give female prisoners a more graphic concept of the restraints that will be imposed on them.

Transportation is a critical time for any prisoner.  When a prisoner is out in the free world, the temptation is powerful to just bolt and run!  That is why all prisoners must be handcuffed behind her back, even minimum security prisoners.

Security Levels for females in Remand Custody - Transport between secure facilities
Security Levels for females in Remand Custody – Transport between secure facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitation time is permitted at varying intervals, but restraints are required.  Only relatives by marriage or attorneys may visit prisoners in remand.  There was some debate about women being allowed visits from their children and parents as to whether their restraints must remain locked on and it was decided that they must be in their chains.  Women may be permitted visits from their husbands, but no boyfriends or live-ins are permitted.  A marriage certificate must be on file.

Security Levels for females in Remand Custody - visitation with relatives and attorneys
Security Levels for females in Remand Custody – visitation with relatives and attorneys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All women, except for minimum security prisoners are chained in their cells.  No reading, masturbation, card playing or sex is permitted.

Security Levels for females in Remand Custody - when locked in her cell
Security Levels for females in Remand Custody – when locked in her cell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For appearances in court, women are permitted to wear clothes brought by their relatives.  Guidelines stress that conservative clothes, such as a nice dress, blouse and skirt, pantyhose and high heels usually make the best impression on a judge and jury.  As is clear from the illustration below, women in maximum security remain in their jail issued uniform and are hooded, gagged, and chained.

Instructions are given a jury that just because a woman is shackled and perhaps gagged or hooded, do this reflect on her guilt or innocence.  They are to reflect on the full weight of the evidence against her before issuing their guilty verdict.

Security Levels for females in Remand Custody - when in court
Security Levels for females in Remand Custody – when in court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remand prisoners are not required to be confined in their cell for 24 hours per day.  When out of their cell, in the common or recreational area, they are restrainted as in the following illustration.

Security Levels for females in Remand Custody - when outside their cell in a secure facility
Security Levels for females in Remand Custody – when outside their cell in a secure facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full details of a young woman who is confined in remand custody are available to purchasers of Remand Custody in Bondage 1 at Amazon.com.

Felix

Prisoner Caption – Vika Part 1

Television presenter Vika had always been fiercely competitive, so when there seemed to be competition; developing to host a new show that was tipped to be a hit, she did whatever it took to crush it!

She subjected her main opponent to a campaign which involved coordinated death threats and vandalism against her property, causing her to remove herself from the public eye and handing the job to Vika (@vika_model). Until, that is, the trail of the investigation reacher her.

Charged with multiple offenses, she lost her jobs and eventually agreed to a plea bargain, under the terms of which she would report to prison withing 30 days to start her 4 – 6-year sentence.

She used that time to arrange a controversial photo shoot in which she was shown in various prison restraints, an attempt to make light of what had happened and her upcoming punishment and set the stage for a comeback when she is released.

It was widely condemned but made sure that she remained talked about, something that will be vital as she is locked away and removed from the public eye for the years to come.

Story – Incarceration Experiment: Update

In our previous report, we visited prisons in three of the 22 new correction districts, headed by elected superintendents with broad powers to reshape the correctional system in their areas to their own design.

Now, after a court judgement, archw.com reporters have been able to visit Gray Mesa Correctional Facility, to which we were previously denied access.

Gray Mesa, and the superintendent responsible for it, Mason Boskovich, have been the focus of controversy that has attracted national and international attention. The facility gets most of its funding from payments by the prisoners themselves, and this has enabled Boskovich to continually lower taxes that fund the correctional system in his district. His ambition is for the prison to one day earn enough money to pay a rebate to residents. It has made Boskovich a popular figure in his area, but divisive beyond it. The regime he has introduced has provoked lawsuits, and even the criminal prosecution of some of his staff. But he remains unrepentant, and maintained his silence to the media, even if he was now forced to allow us to see inside his notorious prison.

Potential inmates are introduced to the regime they may have to live under when they are charged. “It’s Boskovich’s hard sell’, one attorney representing prisoners told me. “Whenever someone gets charged with any criminal offense that potentially carries a prison sentence, they get the book and the DVD, and it is designed to scare the life out of them. And it does a pretty good job of that.” The book and DVD inform the accused of what life would be like in Gray Mesa under the so-called ‘default option.’ “They’re told, if you don’t do anything, this is what life is going to be like for you. And it’s horrible.” But the point of this isn’t to prepare people for inevitable hardship, it’s to give them a big incentive to hand over lots of money. “After scaring them, Boskovich offers them an out, a way to a much less unpleasant life behind bars. At a price, of course.” At the end of the DVD and accompanying book are a bewildering list of possible packages and options available. There’s the ‘basic package’, the ‘bronze’, ‘silver’, ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’, each more expensive than the previous, and offering a less restricted and more comfortable sentence for the prisoner. As well as the packages, prisoners could also buy individual enhancements to improve their living conditions. “It’s all carefully designed to wring as much money out of the prisoners as possible. They make things deliberately awful for them to make them buy their way past some of the worst aspects. The problem is, not everyone can afford to do that, and it also incentivises the prison and its staff to give prisoners as hard a time as possible to get them to pay up even more. It’s a sick system.”

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