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Ex Cons Share the Most "Messed up" Things About Prison People Don't Know About

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Ex convicts dished out all the dirty secrets about prison that not many people know about, and it was eye-opening to say the least.

According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), almost 2.2 million adults in America were behind bars by the end of 2016. There are more people incarcerated in the U.S. than any other place in the world.

While we often encounter stories about prison subculture from movies, TV shows, and other media, none of that compares to the real lowdown from ex-cons who have seen it all. This post on Reddit asked if formerly incarcerated people would share the crazy things they’ve seen and experienced firsthand, and there was no shortage of volunteers.