I’ve never been in prison, thankfully, but from what I’ve seen on TV and from what I’ve heard, it is no picnic. I imagine that once someone is in there, their goal is to get out as soon as possible and return to a normal life. Most criminals know what they have done and they want to get back to their families as soon as they possibly can and have a regular life. They want to be able to go for walks, hold their loved ones, go back to work, and be a productive member of society once again and never return to prison.
However, I’m not naive to think it is that easy. Depending on the time they have to spend in prison, there is a lot to go through as far as ups and downs. It is a matter of survival in prison. That is why they rely on speaking to their loved ones and having a support system to let them know this is not permanent and there is light at the end of the tunnel. It can be easy to get down there, I imagine, and feel rather hopeless. The only thing they have to look forward to is speaking to their family and getting some encouragement.
I read a link recently from AL.com, which really shed some light on what is happening with IC Solutions, an inmate communications provider. The person said their whole business is a scam and they are ripping people off. This just shows they have zero interest in the well being of anyone. They only care about themselves. They do not care if someone is in prison and struggling and can’t speak to their loved ones. That is of no interest whatsoever to them. This makes the redemption process ten times harder if they can’t speak to their family on a consistent basis.
Related links: sj-r.com, http://icsolutions.pissedconsumer.com/state/arizona.html