Only once...in Texas of all places LOL. And it was a very 'mild' jail. I stayed for about 16 hours, kept my clothes and reading glasses on LOL. Met a fine Puerto Rican guy who beat up his girlfriend LOL.
Happened nearly a year ago...I got arrested for 'making a scene' because I'd gotten so fed up with a friend (just a friend, nothing more) taking clean advantage of me. I broke a wine bottle on the porch and demanded he come fight me like a man.
Funny thing is, he assaulted me...I didn't. I got wrote up for trespassing. Til this day I still haven't been convicted. Because the people responsible lied 3 times in the police report. 3 times!
to be a statistic of the system. Some people even say, "once you go to jail, you keep on going back. I denied all plea bargains, even though I've had to drive over 900 miles last month to attend the court date...which didn't even proceed!
They pushed it back.
But I don't care. My record is squeaky clean and I don't care how long it takes, I am not going to plea no contest or guilty to something that I didn't do. They invited an angry person over to their home, they need to take responsibility for it.
I opted to be separated from the main population because I was gay. Why? People in jail scare me! I didn't want to be around a bunch of unpredictable crazies. There was only 1 or 2 other guys with me and that was fine enough.