I mentioned the show "30 Days" in lucidaleblessed's thread about going to jail with your kid. I thought it might provide some insight into what jail can be like. The man on the show is Morgan Spurlock, of the Supersize movie. He actually goes into the jail and goes through what an inmate goes through. He can only get visitors at a set time, spends time in solitary confinement, all of it. If anyone is interested, the shows are available at hulu.com. Here is a direct link: http://www.hulu.com/watch/56914/30-days-jail#x-0,vepisode,1 You will have to register for a free account because this is considered a mature audience only show. The other shows are also interesting, in my humble opinion. Probably the most eye-opening one was when Morgan and his fiance went to live on minimum wage for a month.