Dilemma

In: English and Literature

Submitted By bk101
Words 770
Pages 4
English 93

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 ...