Dilemma

Dilemma

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    Time   in   prison   is   the   hardest   time   to   serve   20%   of   prisoners   succumb   to   their   own   demise   due   to   the   hardship   of   doing   time.   In   the   reading   Time   by   Nathan   McCall   a   dilemma   of   having   to   serve   a   long   prison   sentence   becomes   harder   as   time   passes   mentally   and   even   physically.   Long   prison sentences   break   the   prisoner   down   mentally.   Inmates   have   to   pass   time   in   jail   by   getting   jobs   or   playing   cards   and   other   games   for   the   mind   and   having   interaction   with   other   inmates   talking   about   the   good   ol’days   or   past   crimes   they   committed.   Prisoners   have   to   learn   how   to   survive   prison   while   other   inmates   fight   or   pick a   fight   with   them   over   an   issue   in   jail   or   even   an   incident   that   went   on   outside   of   jail.  
    Inmates   stay   strong   by   working   out   and   going   in   to   the   yard   and   seeing   other   inmates,   it   gives   them   that   sense   of   being   out   on the   street   and   making   their   rounds   around   the     neighborhood.   A   person   of   weaker   character   would   break   down   knowing   that   they   have   20   plus   years   to   serve   in   prison   but   that’s   not   a   macho   thing   for   a   guy   not   to   handle   their   time.   It’s   the   hope   of   being   released   and   going   home   that   prisoners   really   hold   on to   so   they   can   remain   focused   and   they can   do   their   time   and   not let   the   time   do them.   Sometimes   though   no matter   how   hard   inmates   try   to   keep   busy   time   is   all   there   is   and   their   mind   starts   to wander   and   prison   paranoia   starts   to   set   in   and   thoughts   of   escaping   start   to   take   flight   in   your   mind.   The   stress   of   getting   caught   usually   brings   them   back   to   reality   but   every   so   often   someone   tries   to   make   a   run   for   it   and   in   your   heart   your   hoping   they   do   not   get   caught.   If   a   prisoner   is   caught   more   time   is   add   on   to   their...

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