United States of America: going around in circles

// Series of testimonials “a day in prison” (3)

In prison, days follow one another but are not always identical. The conditions of detention, the rhythm of the days, the possibility of receiving visits, medical treatment, the food, or still the access to the right for the defence, vary considerably from a prison to another one, from a country to the other one. Prison Insider publishes testimonials of people who live or have lived in prison and can share their experience. This series of testimonials “A day in prison” puts into words the varying realities of imprisonment around the world.

Nate was sentenced to life in prison when he was 22. Currently incarcerated in a maximum security facility, in Wisconsin (USA), he will be eligible for parole at the age of 72. He describes, for Prison Insider, his daily life in prison.

Three to four times per week, I must cough through pepper gas, used on disturbed inmates.