Upon Release from Prison, a New Kind of Nightmare

After staring at a wall for almost half of my life, being able to look out the windows of the halfway house at the world but not being able to go out and experience it was maddening.

Post-Incarceration Syndrome: Adjusting to Reality After Spending 15 Years in Prison

Life inside the penitentiary is extremely hard. The violence and deprivation warp your whole view; you see a total disregard for basic human life firsthand. But the after-effects can be even worse.