Daniel Turner

ADVERSITY IN PRISON

A friend of mine just returned from being transferred, and he immediately went into detail about how terrible the situation had been. He’d been forced to deal with rude, violent people, the prison’s environment was oppressive, every sense of a normal experience was taken away, etc. And then he said he was actually glad that it had happened, because it taught him a lot about himself. About how he handles adversity. And we sat there and spoke about how both of us, at one time, would have responded to assholes by being assholes ourselves. We would have reacted like children, essentially. Now we’ve learned, through experience and rational thought, something better. And it’s always nice to hear this in prison, because it seems so rare.

Dan Turner
DOC# 767569

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