Goin' To The Big House...

Locked Up... - Locked Up...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
April 24, 2008 10:49am CST
Although some prisons have gotten softer or so it seems, I still wouldn’t want to have to go to one. I don’t think I could take having someone that much in control of me, not to mention having to be around criminals all the time. I rather like my freedom and being able to be around those I love and like. But what if you were found guilty of a crime you didn’t commit? All the evidence points to you and even though you are innocent you’re sentenced to life without parole. Would you go willingly and pray for a miracle or would you take the first chance you get to end your life? I don’t think I’d be strong enough to last in prison. I’d end up in one of those padded cells in a straight jacket. I know ppl don’t want to think that this could ever happen but it has so it is possible. What would you do if it happened to you? How would you cope? Would you survive or cave in? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
24 Apr 08
The only way you will get in there is if you do a major crime, I mean you already have to murder someone, steal some major stuff and things in that sort.. I know I wouldn't want to be in there... I wouldn't want someone in my face all the time either.. Rather they do that or not I don't know... However some people don't care.. I do know someone that was there for many years I believe 15 for armed robbery when he was let out he went back and did it again.. Kinda tells you the person didn't learn anything not to mention he must of liked it there... Lordy lol that's the last place I'd ever want to be!
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
27 Apr 08
My husband knows a few people that go to jail, get out and do it again and so on and so on. One guy he knows says jail is his home away from home. Some people are messed up and do like it in there. Weird. :)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
I would be so scared to go to prison especially if it's for a crime I didn't commit. I will go crazy in there. I don't know..why would I go to prison if I didn't do anything? I might just find ways to escape for me to survive.
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I'm like you, I couldn't stand to be locked in a cell. I would probably go crazy and kill myself. It would be my luck and get Hilda for a cell mate. The thought of that scares the crap out of me.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I think that I would survive, but would never let a day go by without telling someone that I was innocent.. I would never stop telling anyone that would listen about it.. I would fight it to the end.. I don't think that I would cave in and end my life, I might just go to school, become a lawyer and ask for a re-trial.. And hope like heck that it worked.. I am sure that this has happened many, many times... I have had lies told on me before and was devastted that someone would believe a lie and not the truth.. I do not believe in lying on, about or for someone.. My mother always said that she hoped she never had to lie on, for, or about her kids and I still remember this statement to this day and I try to live by it.. Your word is your bond.. I would not want to go to prison for a crime that I did not commit.. I would want to be believed if I said that I was innocent, then they should go and hunt for the guilty party.. But it isn't this way anymore and many innocent have gone to jail or prison, only to be found innocent years later..
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I've always kept my nose clean so as not to ever have to go to prison. IF, however, I was ever sent despite my innocence, I know I would survive. Heck, I'll beat anyone up who tries to mess with me. I may act/look a softie until your rattle me. Then all hell breaks loose.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
I would go stunned without emotion, or totally break down in tears. I have never been incarcerated in my life, I don't even like to have to stay in a hospital overnight. I like my freedom to do just what I want to do when I want to do it. It would be very awful for me and at my age and my fear of criminals, I just would not last either.
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@paid2write (5202)
24 Apr 08
I would not like to be locked in and not being able to go outside when I wanted to would really get to me. I hope I would make friends and be sociable with other inmates but it would not bother me if no-one wanted to know me. I am very self-sufficient and could keep myself occupied. As long as I could have books to read I would never be bored. If I was innocent (and I would be) I think most of the time I would be thinking about how to win my appeal. I would be using every opportunity to write letters or contact people on the outside to help overturn my conviction.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I have wondered that too. Thanks to DNA improvements we are finding more and more people who are being exonerated and released. One of my son's best friends is in prison right now convicted of injury to a child. I have known this guy for years and no-one in my family thinks he did it. We do think that either the mother or grandmother may have done something.Only time will tell.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
26 Apr 08
be in a padded cell losing my mind I like my fredom
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@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I guess I would go and hope I could survive, with my food allergies it might very well kill me sooner rather than later - they're not there to make life easy after all.
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@ruby222 (4848)
26 Apr 08
Oh Twoey..what a thought!!i honestly dont know what i would do...just imagine spending all your time locked in..it would be unbearable...but here in the UK there have been reports on the radio that our prisoners are happy in prison...apparently there are quite a few of them who want to stay in prison...as they have enough food and television and entertainment etc...but to be accused of a crime that i dint do ...well that would be terrible....im sure that there are many times tha this has actually happened....
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• United States
26 Apr 08
I have been to visit a person who was in prison and let me tell you when they close the door me just visiting it sure freaked me out. I couldn't imagine being in prison and never getting out. Everything I did and said being montiored. If this happened to me with the way I love my freedom I would cave in. There is no doubt in my mind. But that being said people are stronger than they think so I might surprise myself and survive. If I did survive I would have a bleak outlook on human kind.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Well, I think that I would survive because I'm a very strong person. I believe in prayer and I have trust in God ,so I'll keep on fighting for my freedom.
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• Australia
4 May 08
I'd survive. Not much can knock me off my feet! I'd prefer to be sent to the private facilities where you have to work for everything, and I mean everything, but you are better looked after, have more freedom and the food is much better. I'd use the time to help others through their personal issues and to share some of the skills I've gained through the years. If more inmates approached jail with the right attitude and worked together to make the experience a little less tense for all, then there wouldn't be the need to spend so much on our prison systems. More people would be rehabilitated and less coming back time after time.