Showers, Screwdrivers and Shanks
Rolling Stone: Is there anything you think the show totally misses the mark on?
Sharon Jones: I don't know that everyone would be hooking up in the showers that much!
Rolling Stone: You don't think so?
Sharon Jones: Well, Rikers was a holding pen, so maybe it's different when you're talking about a prison with longer-term convicts…but yeah, I wasn't seeing that happen a lot where I was at. Oh, and when the one convict sneaks the screwdriver out — that was a little tough to believe. It feels a little fabricated. Especially since it's easier to just make a shank…I mean, you'd see these guys make shanks out of anything. An-y-thing! You always had to watch what was around or what you might drop, because some prisoners could take the smallest things and make knives out of them.