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11 Things Nobody Tells You About Being In Prison

Because of popular shows like Oz and Orange is the New Black, everyone thinks they know what it would be like to be locked up in the slammer. But here are some facts that just might surprise you.

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The Shower Temperature is Never Right

The worst thing that can happen in a prison shower is that you're the guy who keeps jumping in and out of the water because it keeps going from hot to cold.

The Prison Guards Are Nice, But Only When They Want Something

Prison guards are the elephants of correctional institutions, they never forget. And trust me, they will also never let you hear the end of it.

It Is Hard To Make Friends

With so many inmates, and people always coming and going, in prison it is almost impossible to form any long lasting relationships. Behind bars, friendships are a fleeting thing.

It Isn't Any Different Than Being Free

On the outside, we construct for ourselves our own prisons, where societal obligations and restrictions form the walls and bars. We shackle ourselves to careers we care nothing about and people we care nothing for. The quest for more and more dictates each of our lives as we race for a destination we can never actually reach. On the outside, nothing is good enough, love isn't real and no man is ever truly free.

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