Prison Vs. Work

Date Received: Tue, 26 May 1998


PRISON WORK
You spend the majority of your time in an 8x10 cell. You spend most of your time in a 6x8 cubicle.
You get three meals a day. You only get a break for 1 meal and you have to pay for it.
You get time off for good behavior. You get rewarded for good behavior with more work.
A guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you. You must carry around a security card and unlock and open all the doors yourself.
You can watch TV and play games. You get fired for watching TV and playing games.
You get your own toilet. You have to share.
They allow your family and friends to visit. You cannot even speak to your family and friends.
All expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work required. You get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.
You spend most of your life looking through bars from the inside wanting to get out. You spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.
There are wardens who are often sadistic. They are called managers.
If your crime was really important, you are put into a high security compound with cameras, and extra guards with guns. If you are doing important government work, you are put into a high security compound with cameras, steel vaulted doors and extra (dumb) guards with guns.
You have to attend therapy sessions where you are told how worthless you are, but you can improve. You have to attend meetings where you are told how worthless your ideas are.

Slim Jim Battelle

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