Strict Probation

S missed yesterday because they went to court.
S: Mr. C you gotta help me stay out of trouble.
Mr. C: Oh yeah?
S: They got me on strict probation.
Mr. C: What does that mean?
S: Curfew 6 a’clock.
Mr. C: Man that’s early.
S: I wanted it, I wanna be in the house at 6.
Mr. C: To keep yourself out of trouble?
S: Yeah and they be searchin’ my room everyday.
Mr. C: Yeah?
S: When you see me doing something wrong. stop me.
Mr. C: Well you just have good behavior, that is up to you.
S: Yeah.


Under the Prison

One of my seniors walks into the classroom.
Mr. C: Hey J, what’s going on?
J: I just got back from court.
Mr. C: How did it go?
J: They gave me 2 counts of life and 30 days.
Mr. C: What? That’s a long time.
J: I don’t know why they did that.
Mr. C: I don’t either?
J: They gon’ make sure I can’t get out.
Mr. C: It sounds like it.
J: If they could, they’d put me under the prison.
Mr. C: Ha.