What Prison is REALLY Like (Views: 20693)

#15 So You're Going to Prison... (Image 1 of 15)

If you are dumb enough to get too drunk and stumble around the streets or to get into a fight in public you have probably spent the night in jail. It is an unpleasant experience but definitely survivable. Fortunately, most of us do not just stumble into decisions that lead to us heading to prison for a long stretch of time.

For those of us that have not been to the clink our impressions of life behind bars comes almost exclusively from TV shows and movies. If I had to guess, I don't think Shawshank Redemption is the most accurate portrayal of modern prison life. The American prison system is the largest in the world and continues to grow every year, so the amount of prisoners willing to tell their stories is huge.

We will take you through the daily struggle that is a life of incarceration, from the food to the fights. Use this as a cautionary tale, folks.