There are many thoughts that surface in me when talking about prisons and what it truly represents. Most people think of prison as some far out place, a never-ever-land, where people go after being caught doing something really bad. A place to serve out an extended amount of time in order to pay off ones debt to society. Prison is looked at as a disciplinary action for those who have elected to violate the law. Webster's defines prison as "a place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention especially those who have committed crimes", in this environment freedoms are cut short. This was the case of "Anonymous N" the Author of "Behind the Eyes of an Inmate", he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. The story begins with a vivid description of an inmate being processed as a prisoner, Anonymous, self reflects on the chain of events that followed his conviction and the beginning of his life behind bars.
The beginning of the book describes the disposition of the employees and how distant and inhumane the prisoner felt; especially after coming out of a serene lobby into the cold walls of jail. Oblivious to the lifestyle change that would now take place, the twenty year old author writes emotions that well scripted movies modify to make suitable for viewers. After reading, even the first few pages of this book, one may ask themselves how a person can be bold enough to take a life but scared to intermingle with others alike.... [continues]
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