Prison. Put whatever spin on it you want, but the only redeeming quality it’ll ever have is that it keeps people that want to hurt you or take your stuff off the streets, at least when the justice system is doing its job, which we know doesn’t always happen.
Going to prison is a life changing event for most. Losing the freedom to go where you want, when you want, along with aany semblance of privacy, is enough to put most on a path that will ensure that they never impede on their own liberties again.
With advances in science, the once rare error in judgment that led to the imprisonment of an innocent person has become almost commonplace, with only the major stories of someone spending half a lifetime in prison making headlines anymore.
Regardless of whether they’re innocent or not, panic sets in, relationships break down, and the regret of what they did to get there takes full hold. Take a look at these 19 souls. These are some of the last messages they sent out to the world before going in to do time. A few of these are pretty easy to shrug off, but some of them will definitely leave you wondering if the sentencing guidelines are too harsh.