Many of us have a preconceived idea of what life behind bars is, mostly thanks to TV shows and movies. Even though Orange is The New Black and Prison Break are amazing shows, they don’t quite reflect the reality of life in prison. It’s not all violent people and horrible food, as we might think! Thankfully, former inmates are giving us a glimpse into the untethered secrets and mysteries of life behind bars. How much time do you think you would last in prison? Let us know if your guess changed after reading these stories.
One of the biggest fears of any new convict is the idea of spending all their time near dangerous criminals. But it turns out that having murderers for roommates is not as nerve-wracking as you might expect. In fact, this inmate found a surprising amount of peace and friendship during their sentence, despite living in close quarters with convicted killers.
Evidently, spending time in prison can simplify one’s life. Without the pressure of bills, work, and the stressors of daily life, prison can give some a newfound sense of stability, even if their cellmates have a history of violence. Looks like as long as you don’t get on their bad side, you might come away from your time in prison with some lifelong friends.