Clément: “My door wasn’t locked from the outside.”

Clément was imprisoned for 11 years. Is the lockdown a second imprisonment?

// A series of testimonials: In between walls (3/6)

Do the walls feel the same? They have spent months, years, even decades, in prison. Lack of space, restricted movement, idleness, inspections: these familiar rudiments have re-emerged during the lockdown. For some, it has felt like a return to prison with its routine and operations. They insist they were trained for this. But the lockdown was not prison, and they explain the difference. Prison Insider has brought out six narratives of former prisoners. Six perspectives on the lockdown and imprisonment.

41-year-old Clément spent 11 years in prison. His last sentence was of five years.

I feel I got bored less in prison, probably because between work, walks, and sports, my days passed quicker than they do now.

Nothing is certain.