#5 On the Freeway In the County


Renegade Sailor ~ Americana. Culture. Paradigms


#5)  On the Freeway In the County ~ Doing Time

In the fifth installation of the Renegade Sailor Podcast, you can hear a middle aged man’s attempt at the pod casting game, ten years late. In this podcast I tell the story of my journey through the Orange County Judicial System and Correctional Facilities, the good the bad and the ugly. I also talk about 10 natural garden remedies you can find around your house. Then I comment on the private prisons in the prison industrial complex.

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I Fought the Law | Podcast Episode 5


On my way up the corporate sales ladder at 19  my career took an unexpected turn through the Orange Country Judicial system which ended up with me on the freeway in county, “where the sun don’t shine.” Twenty years later I recall the story that changed my life forever.


Don’t be a victim to your vegetable garden when, find out about how to maintain your garden using items that you may have lying around your house. Learn a little bit about integrated pest management, organic sprays and insect traps.



Before we can make changes to the Prison Industrial Complex, people need to know what it is and how it works. From 1970 to 2013 the number of Americans that are incarcerated increased from 500 thousand inmates to 2.3 million. With only 5% of the worlds population, the United States incarcerates 25% of the world’s population, making it worlds first country to incarcerate this many of it’s citizens. The U.S. incarcerates more people than Nazi Germany, North Korea or the Roman Empire.

Thanks to Visually (http://Visual.ly) for facilitating the creation of this video, to http://youtube.com/kurzgesagt for the animation, and to The Prison Policy Initiative for research help and fact checking. (http://www.prisonpolicy.org).

Prison Policy Initiative
Prison Policy (PPI) is non-profit, non-partisan. Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.

The Prison Policy Initiative was founded in 2001 to document and publicize how mass criminalization undermines our national welfare. Through groundbreaking research, innovative media work, and cross-sector organizing, the Prison Policy Initiative is changing the debate about the U.S. criminal justice system. Our team has grown to four dedicated staff members who, a long with student interns and volunteers, shape national reform campaigns from our office in Western Massachusetts.

Bumper Music:

Prison Bound ~ Social Distortion (Social Distortion 1988 Epic)
Cocaine Blues ~ Roy Hogsed (1948)
I Fought the Law ~ The Clash (The Cost of Living CBS 1979)
First Day of School (intro) & When Will They Shoot? ~ Ice Cube (The Predator 1992 Priority/EMI)
He’s In The Jailhouse Now  ~ Webb Pierce
Freeway Time In La County Jail ~ Sublime (Robin the Hood 1994 Skunk)
Hello Operator ~ The White Stripes (Deja Stijl 1999 Sympathy for the Record Industry)
You Just Can’t Stop The Time  ~ Ricky Coburn (Original I wrote in jail after talking to my brother 1994)


Youtube List Music Used in Podcast

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