Steve writes that Sunday breakfast is not half bad in the slammer. One of the workers even smiles at Steve, but he's learned that you don't smile back in prison.
On this Sunday, there was supposed to be a church service, but a fight broke out instead. Two guys went at it until the guards broke it up; the guards didn't even seem to care, though.
After the fight, everyone is on lockdown until visiting hours.
Steve starts figuring out the whole violence thing: All the inmates really have is "surface stuff, how people look at you and what they say" (15.5); and if that's all they have, then it's worth protecting, even with fists.
After lockdown, they head to a rec area. Steve watches a baseball game, and it seems completely distant and unreal.
He looks out the window for Jerry. No kids are allowed inside—Steve would be too young to come in as a visitor, and yet he's locked up in here anyway.
He waves to Jerry through the window even though Jerry can't see him.
His parents visit one at a time and everyone tries to put on happy faces.
When they leave, Steve checks out his screenplay; he feels like the movie is more real than his life.