United States of America: fighting through the noise

// A series of testimonials of “a typical day in prison” (15)*

Days go by, but just like outside prison, no two days in prison are ever the same. Prison conditions, the daily routine, possible visitors, medical treatment, food, or even access to the right of defence, vary greatly from one prison to another, and from one country to another. Prison Insider publishes testimonials from people who have been, or are currently in prison, and from people who are able to share their experience. This series of testimonials, “A typical day in prison”, puts the truth behind worldwide prison conditions into words.

Kyle H. has been incarcerated since 2001 and is serving a life sentence. He is held at River North Correctional Center in the state of Virginia. He tells Prison Insider how his days go by.

— Edits by Victoria Tice

When stress becomes a storm in my head, it gets loud in there...even when I sleep.

My loved ones encourage me to smile, to find happiness in a place where others are only happy when they are making others as miserable as they are