There appears to be a great deal of upset with jurors in the Jodi Arias case for not coming to a conclusion as to wether she lives or dies. While there appears to be somewhat of a gladiator mindset with those who are not on the jury championing life, while others champion death for Jodi, these two options will not have as much impact on Jodi as being isolated and away from other human beings will have more of a punishing effect on her based on her personality type.
Her not having mountains of mail to keep her busy and occupied, her not making daily calls to her friend to tweet for her, her only being allowed two books every two weeks if she is lucky, her lack of having access to a pen or writing or drawing materials, will be devastating enough to her psyche.
But even more devastating will be her lack of contact with others both on the outside and on the inside of her prison life. For someone who thrives on attention, manipulation, and for someone who feels so entitled who needs to be in control, the mere essence of who she is will no doubt be destroyed.
While it was recently appalling to see Jodi control and micromanage the media and the reporters who sniveled at her feet just to get her to talk in an interview, we gained a great deal of insight as to who she is and how she thinks. She clearly intimidated almost every single reporter who spoke to her, She was the one in control. She loved it. She demanded that they only film her above the waist without her jailhouse stipes and pink socks and shackles showing. She insisted that she apply makeup and lipgloss and not be filmed doing those things or combing or fluffing up her hair.
The ONLY reporter with any guts and professionalism was ABC’s Ryan Owen who shot video of her in her jail garb and asked real hard hitting questions instead of those meaningless namby pamby candy coated questions his colleagues asked.
In doing so, Ryan’s questions brought out another side of REAL Jodi as she exposed the flash of hate and anger that Travis Alexander may have seen right before he was so brutally attacked and massacred.
Gone was Jodi’s sickening sweet melifluous tone. Gone was Jodi’s plastered fake smile. Now her eyes opened wide in anger, her jaw dropped, her head jerked back as she was literally taken aback by Ryan Owen’s direct non nonsense not sugar coated approached. She retaliated by calling him a “hater.”
With the exception of Ryan Owen’s interview Jodi LOVED LOVED LOVED all of the attention. She LOVED bossing all the media around and setting up her rules and regulations . She LOVED asserting her control over them. But the one time she couldn’t control like we saw in her reaction with Ryan owen, she fought back and fought as hard as she could under the circumstances by calling him a “Hater”.
When Jodi did not get her way, she fought. That is what happened with Travis. She wanted to control Travis and have him marry her. She did all she could to make that happen from accompanying him on trips to ironically fulfill his “1000 places to see before you die” goal, converting to Mormonism for him, and indulging him in his sex fantasies and sex play. She thought she could easily control him with sex and eventually wear him down and have him succumb to her greatest desire which was to be his wife.
So when she completely lost control, that rage and anger of which we saw a glimpse in Ryan Owen’s interview, no doubt surfaced and all the anger of this “sickeningly sweet silent but deadly erupting volcano” came boiling up to the surface and exploded. AS a result of her built up rage, she ended up stabbing Travis 27 times and shooting him.
She thought she could control and manipulate Travis with some great sex and that they would be back together as a couple. But that was not the case. Instead, he gladly enjoyed the sex with her, but then told her he was taking another girl on a trip to Mexico.
It was all too much for Jodi to hear. She lost control so did the only thing she could to gain back her control – literally destroying Travis three times over. Her intention in driving all those miles was to see if she could control Travis, one last time. if not, she was prepared to make sure no one else had Travis if she couldn’t have him.
The jury forman in his interview made some disparaging remarks about Travis. He said he believed Travis had emotionally and mentally abused Jodi. Travis was certainly no angel. The jury forman was right in his assessment that Travis did emotionally abuse her by continuing to have sex with her while he had no intention of marrying her and while dating other women in order to seek out a wife. This diminished Jodi’s ego and sense of self to the point that her built up anger overcame her and that she felt she had no choice other than to literally destroy Travis.
Jodi’s personality is such that when she cannot control something or someone she lashes out and destroys and that is what she did to Travis.
There is a very enlightening You tube video called “Jodi Arias Rose Colored Glasses” by a former prison deputy Warden in the Arizona Prison system. named Carl ToersBijns.
He states that Jodi will have absolutely NO CONTROL whatsoever in the prison system to start reading, language, recycling and hair donation programs like she told the jurors. She said in his video that the physical conditions alone in the Perryville prison are so harsh that many inmates die or commit suicide. He reports that Jodi will have no contact at all with others and will be looking at four walls 23 hours a day with no letters or books to keep her mind occupied.
Based on the deputy warden’s video, Jodi will be facing isolation with no human contact for at least at least five years before she will be allowed with others. That is only of she shows good behavior. But as the deputy warden says, many find the intense heat and the extreme isolation too much to take so they often kill themselves.
When Jodi realizes that there is no inmate contact, that no one set her straight about her not being able to start prison reading or language programs,that she won’t be able to draw or color, that she won’t be in the general population for at least five years, that she can only read 2 books a month only if the staff has time to take her to the library, that all her mail will not be delivered, that she has NO CONTROL over anything, it may be too much for her to bear and she may welcome death as so many prisoners do.
If she gets life, these conditions will be immensely unbearable for her personality type. Even if she happens to make it to the point that she will see other prisoners after her five years of isolation, she will be such a mental mess that she will not be able to endure the taunting that the Deputy Warden talks about in his video. If she displays that arrogant,”I am a celebrity” or “I am better than you” attitude, uses her big worded vocabulary to show off, speaks in her precise, hyper-articulate, staccato unnatural tone, or shows any sense entitlement she may be beaten up so severely or even killed by other prisoners.
This time around, with the new jury deciding whether she lives or dies, Jodi’s lawyers may want to give her a reality check and tell her there are no prison programs in Perryville she can control or start up. They may want to do the right thing by her even though they can’t stand her and have her put her narcissistic desire for attention on the back burner and shut up .
Pleading for her life may have been Jodi’s biggest mistake. It made the jury think twice about her fate, especially when she provided them with more BS about what she would do in a maximum security system.
Based on what we now know will be the conditions she will fave in Perryville, she needs to plead death or keep her mouth shut and let the jury decide without her influence. But that won’t be possible as her desire for control and center stage is too great.
Here is the link to the former Deputy Warden’s analysis of what life will be like for Jodi Arias. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJTBLd-72fg