Politics: When it comes to Prison Politics it's pretty simple. Lifers are your Govenors or Presidents when it comes to the politics within. Everybody knows them. Most have been there longer than the guards, so they know everything and everyone. An alarming amount of them are really good guys that made a terrible choice. If you need something done, or need to know how something works, ask a lifer. The only other thing to consider with politics is gang and race related. If it comes up, know who your fighting with as soon as possible. If their gang affiliated, and even if they aren't - recognize you can't get a fair one. You fight one gang-banger, you fight them all. Within General Population, the prison staff and guards will take care of their own. If your on a block with Spanish guards, they're likely going to pick all Spanish guys for the Block Worker and Tier Runner jobs on the Block. Not always but often. Don't take offense, it's not personal.
Prison Justice: We've all heard of it, and heard the stories....so is it true? Absolutely. On more than one occasion I have personally been informed of an incoming pedophile that was soon to arrive. When a guard goes out of their way to inform you of something like this, why do you think they'd do that? It's most certainly not for the pedophiles well being. To the contrary, it's a blank check of sorts. Just don't break anything or kill them because while guards love to see Chesters punished, they hate doing paperwork. I was in a prison and a local man came in who was molesting children at a local bowling alley. Some of the victims relatives worked there, and they payed a Gang of guys to run up in his cell with big D batteries inside of socks and beat him senseless. He came off the block on a stretcher, looking like the Elephant Man and died two days later.