Prisoners What It Takes To Survive
As normal human beings, we need to fully educate ourselves with all the available information about other people’s experiences. We need to comprehend and understand one another so that we can chose to continue on the correct path toward a good life without any trouble, but what about those people who through personal choice or bad circumstances, find themselves in a less desirable place than we are? If you live under a rock you may have no idea about crime and incarceration. This group of individuals who find themselves caught up in the legal system are, referred to as “prisoners”. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be stuck for some portion of your life in one cell sharing it with another person whom you have completely no knowledge about? Well for most people would never want this imposed upon them. Those who have been released from the custody of the authorities have understood what it really takes to survive in the place where you never want to be.
For most inmates, they have already accepted the fact that the environment they are living and moving in is no longer under their control or even similar as to the one we are in. They have come to understand that survival of the fittest is the motto and the game inside of prison. One particular prisoner who was interviewed on a daily morning show stated that being a prisoner is like being in a place where you have little human rights, prisoners can either take it or break it, and it all depends on you if you would allow them to. He also said that being in that facility has taught him so many things, but mostly what he learned is how to stay in the game without getting into any trouble. He went on to share the insights of his experience being held as a prisoner. He reluctantly stated that emotions are the only enemy you need to watch out for once you are inside a correctional facility.
Both officers and inmates will use your emotions to their advantage if you don’t handle them properly, if they see you crying or sobbing in the corner, they will see it as a weakness and use it against you. If they happen to notice you smiling and being happy, they will either pick on you or do something to destroy whatever it is that is making you happy. He repeatedly advised that you should never at all cost show any amount of emotions, if you can’t help it, hide your head under the covers or pillow and just let all the smile or tears flow.
Do it for about a maximum of 5 minutes while pretending to be sleeping, as there are many nosy and eavesdropping prisoners surrounding you so be very careful. He also said to not trust anyone, and it applies to officers, inmates and other people who are inside the facility. Sometimes there will be a few inmates that will be nice to you on your first few days, but you have to be leery as to why they are being nice. Make sure you ask yourself what’s in it for them and what could be their ulterior motive?