Welcome to today’s episode of Lockup: Hound, the show that takes you inside the unseen world of dog convicts. Today, we take our cameras to California, where the notorious pillow and stuffie killer Dennis the Vizsla sits in solitary confinement, awaiting his parole.
Solitary confinement: Hard time. In the cell that the cons call “The Crate”, Dennis the Vizsla isn’t allowed to participate in what passes for life here in the lockup; he can see the other inmates, but he can’t touch them or play with them or wrestle with them. As you on the outside taunt the regular prisoners with your freedom, so they taunt him with theirs. Freedom, as they say, is relative.
Even the basest criminal has rights, of course, and those in Lockup: Hound know how to exercise them. A request for an attorney is not something that can be ignored, even when it comes from someone who’s been confined to The Crate.
But, like most hardened cons, Dennis the Vizsla is always working an angle, even when talking with his lawyer. Dennis doesn’t realize it, but his attorney is actually doing him a favor by refusing to participate in his crazy schemes to escape. Dennis’s cell is under constant video surveillance, and even if he did manage to get out of The Crate, he would still be trapped within the walls of the wider prison. He would certainly be caught again, and then jail-breaking would be added to his long list of crimes.
Even though Dennis the Vizsla remains in solitary, his mind is not captive, and is free to wander. Who knows what pitiful fantasies he entertains as he watches the minutes tick by into hours? That is one thing that even our cameras cannot reveal.
This concludes today’s episode of Lockup: Hound. We hope you’ll join us again for our next show. And remember: Enjoy your freedom while you have it.