8 Ex-Cons Explain What Life In Prison Is Actually Like
“Before I went to prison, I had faith in our system; but not anymore. No human deserves to be treated the way we were in there.”
My understanding of life in prison comes purely from the big screen – movies like The Shawshank Redemption or TV series Orange is the new Black. I am very thankful that this is the case, but I was fascinated and horrified in equal parts when processing these first-hand tales of life on the inside.
The type of crime committed, the location of the facility, the staffing and the fellow inmates all contribute to how a prison experience can go from rather good to very ugly indeed.