Journal Entry: Neil Stephany-04/19/2024

Journal Entry

I’m writing my next college paper on social constructs in prison. How everybody is thrown into the same place together. I should have gone to a jail with rehabilitation counseling and programs. But I got charged with murder so I was put in with all the career criminals, gang leaders and killers. The only education I learned was from these people who have been doing time forever. I didn’t know I could drop out. The institution doesn’t give us any information. Coming in my first time to prison I was listening to people trying to learn how to survive. It was horrible advice but I didn’t know better at the time and I had no alternate advice. I would like to do something to change the system and give people information.

Character defects: acceptance, naivety, wondering about the future

Grateful: introspection, education, relaxation….the tions