A couple of days ago, my friends and I went to the county jail on a tour. It was very interesting. We were able to see where they sleep, ate and everything else. When we walked past the prisoners, it was very sad to see, but also really cool. It showed me that we need to be grateful for our amazing parents that teach us the right things to do so, we won't end up in there(well at least my parents do).
They talked to us about how the prisoners earn fifty cents a hour and it costs three dollars to call their parents. It smelled so bad, and they have to shower in front of everyone and go to the bathroom in front of everyone. Closer to the end we saw the murders, the child abusers, and the rapists. It was really sad because they can only come out an hour and thirty minutes a week, and they are alone in the room.
After that, we got to talk to some of the prisoners and hear their story and how it all started. First, the security officer showed us pictures of her from when she got arrested for the first time and I
didn't even realize it was her. It ruins your personality and all of
your facial features. The first was a cheerleader, and loved life, and she decided to go to a party and start drinking. She said that her addiction to meth and all the drugs started with weed. She said if she could do anything she would of not started taking pills and smoking.
It's so hard to come out of doing drugs, because it is so addicting. When you do drugs you loose everything from your family, to money, to everything, you don't even look like yourself anymore. It's scary, it makes you not want to do anything bad(not that I did before). You feel so bad for them and all you want to do is be there for them, and help then whenever they need it. They say that they want to change and inside they probably do, but it's so hard for them to stop after doing it for so long.
I am so glad to be raised by my amazing parents , and to be a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It helps you be a better person, go to www.lds.org and you can find out what we are about.