i was in psj for 7 months and 22 days i hated it more than words can express..the conditions ARE bad,..but..if you stay busy and involved with WHATEVER program they offer and HOPEFULLY get to go out to REC once a day..you'll make it through,, it's not the HILTON, that's for sure.. but the living conditions,specially in the summer can be very, very intense.ie;smell, sleeping, heat,food (uck) worst i have ever had..BUT,, they are cooking for MANY on a limited budget (write your congressman!!!).. i experienced this first hand. and of course, depending on your job, very laborous.. especially ""cleaning"" razor wire .. iv'e seen lots of injuries there.. remember some of these women have never WORKED and then to be thrown into this is definitley a culture and life shock.. the guards are not the best.. but, in there defense they are dealing with SOOOO many people... it's hard to make a human connection and actually be treated as such due to, of course the nature of it and so many people being there. they are TRANSFER unit.. that means, pretty much. if have a 3 yr or more sentence, you WILL be moving to a ""home unit"" so..this is only temporary..be patient..unless your on a big #.. it will be over soon. GO TO THE CHAPEL AND GET INVOLVED..ESPECIALLY PASTOR BOYDS 12 STEP.. it CAN change your life..for the better. it DID me..and just try to take this time to get it together and NEVER forget it.. so you Never go back..PRISON SUCKS..