How do the prisoners react to you when they see you there?
They usually don't react, but one guy said, "Why are you guys always here? You were here the last time I was here." I thought, "Shouldn't we being saying that to you? You're always in jail."
What are some of the more bizarre things you've been exposed to besides the prison transfers?
There was big drug sting at a nearby hotel, and the maids were brought in for pushing drugs. There were all these Asian cracked out looking women. I mean, it was just like, "Am I hallucinating this?" It was just very bizarre to watch.
What about the cops?
It's weird-when we're filming a scene in the conference room, there's a big window to another office. We're doing the scenes and trying to concentrate, and there's like 20 cops watching us from the window.
Do they think you're funny?
For the most part everybody is very, very cool to us. People get territorial, obviously. I remember there was a complaint; one of the female jailers walked up to our assistant director about Thomas Lennon [Lt. Jim Dangle] and said, "Can you ask him to stop bending over in those shorts?"
When you're filming, do you ever crack up during a scene?
Oh my gosh, that happens all the time. Mostly, it happens in morning meeting scenes, when we're all together, because they'll just let the camera roll on those. So we'll sit there for 45 minutes to an hour, just saying different things to get the 30 seconds that you see on the show. You never know what gold is going to come out. Carlos is probably the worst with the laughing, but I come in a pretty close second, especially because I sit next to Kerri Kenney [Dep. Trudy Wiegel].