I’ve always hated going to that place. For those who don’t know, 201 Poplar is the address of Memphis/Shelby County’s Criminal Justice Center. It’s also how reporters refer to it.
You sometimes here people say “I’ve gotta go to the CJC”, but lately it seems most people simply say “I’ve gotta go to 201 Poplar”.
201 Poplar around 9 am is one of the most god forsaken places on earth. There are literally hundreds of people standing in line, waiting their time to go before a judge on traffic, drug, domestic violence, or any other number of charges.
I hate that place. I offered to drive a buddy there this morning so he could go to traffic court. A few minutes after we arrived, I got hit up by a panhandler INSIDE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER!!!!
I’d be fine if I never had to go back in 201 Poplar the rest of my life.
By the way, the “Stop Dipping” campaign is going better than it’s gone before. I’m not going cold turkey because I’ve failed that way too many times. Yesterday I allowed myself 4 dips, today 3, tomorrow 2 and hopefully by Saturday either 1 or none.