No country locks up a greater proportion of its citizens than the United States of America, with the 2. 3 million Americans currently incarcerated making up almost a quarter of the entire world’s prison population.
The reasons for this sad statistic are myriad and suggest that something is seriously wrong with the system, especially when you consider that 77% of the state hostages released in 2005 were re-arrested by 2010. People reach rock bottom, construct mistakes and seems to get stuck in a spiraling that going to jail merely seems to exacerbate, rather than help to rehabilitate. However that’s not always the case, and this inspiring narrative shows what can be possible with the right position and some hard work while behind bars.
Told by Imgur user nonyabiness, it is a narrative of positivity, dedication, a little luck and the power of a fresh perspective. If nothing else, going to jail armies you to quit your cravings, take a step back and reassess your priorities. The turnaround in nonyabiness’ life is an astounding one and demonstrates that no matter how darknes of a place you might be in, there is always a reason to keep battle! ( Facebook cover image: Mark Klotz)