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Richard was brought out chained and wearing baggy, jail issue light blue pants and short sleeved shirt. On the starchy jail-house diet and with no activity, he’d gained a good 20 pounds. His face was fuller and he seemed to have aged in the months he’d been incarcerated.
For Richard, jail was very difficult. He was a hyperactive person who had always moved around on the outside. Now he was locked in a six-by-eight foor cell twenty four hours a day and hated every second of it.
Richard’s eyes sought out his girls.
As he spotted them he’d nod, giving them obvious thrills. His eyes then moved to the reporters and newsmen. He snarled at them and curled his lips, not shy about showing his disdain for them.
“Trematodes [worms]” He mumbled and saw down at the deference table, long and lanky sand very annoyed.
If Jones felt members of the People’s Temple had defied him or if he wanted sympathy from the group, he would often fake a heart attack, claim that his life was being threatened by outsiders and/or stage acts of violence against himself.
Had all members give up all of their possessions, sign over deeds to their house, their pay checks and social security checks. In 1977, Jones was collecting well over $40,000 a month in Social Security checks and had over ten million dollars held in several different bank accounts.
Bragged about being extremely well endowed.
Was once arrested in a public bathroom for masturbating and showing his penis to an off duty police officer.
Cussed like a sailor—even during his sermons.
Told many of the male members of the People’s Temple that they were homosexual and then proceeded to “cure” them of their homosexuality by having sex with them. Fucking the gay right out of them.
Also felt that many of the women needed some ~spiritual healing~ so he would have sexual relations with them as well, mostly to cure depression.
Would make his temple members sign papers stating that they sexually molested or beat their children so he could use it as blackmail against them, if ever necessary.
Forced one Temple couple (Tim & Grace Stoen) to sign paperwork saying that their child, John, was actually Jim’s son (he wasn’t). Grace eventually left the Temple and Tim did shortly after. Jones would never allow the parents to gain custody of their child and he would end up being one of the 900 members that lost his life in Jonestown.
Began telling Temple members he was God —they believed him.