People in the Federal Prison Camp

People who are incarcerated quickly go from modest citizen to prison inmate. No matter if you have been falsely convicted of a crime you did not commit, part of a conspiracy, pled guilty due to intimidation or just plain guilty. The minute you step foot into the federal prison camp you are labeled as an inmate and given a number identifying you as such.

The prison system shows no partiality, whether you are White, Black, Asian, Mexican or American Indian it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters to them is that you are in their custody for a number of years and you are an expendable commodity.

The inmates also come from different walks of life and age groups. I witness men with ages ranging from 21 to 71 years, men with families and some business owners. There were also sons, fathers and grandfathers from a variety of states and professions from the simple truck driver to corporate lawyers.

Stepping into a prison camp environment was no different than starting a new job. It was still a matter of finding out those that were trustworthy, the ones who lied, who the supervisors were and all the rules and regulation dictated by the organization. It still came down to the conduct and manner of a man and what he made of the situation.

The positive side to all the different people you meet is the education. You receive a variety of insight into all sorts of backgrounds, knowledge and experience people have. Like all men they enjoy talking about their accomplishments in life. Basically men are still men weather in prison or not, there is no difference, he is still a person.


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