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In prison there are serious restrictions on prisoners’ personal property. In the world, people tend to accumulate things as they get older, but in prison convicts are expected to live decades of their lives and not accumulate any belongings. Not that there’s that much to accumulate. Most necessities are government issued, such as khaki uniforms, work boots, t-shirts, boxers, socks, jackets, blankets and linen. And the chow hall serves three meals a day. Magazines, newspapers, photos and books can be received through the mail, but the only other place a convict can obtain necessities or other items is the prison commissary. And the selection of items is very limited. But what should a convict expect, luxury items? It is prison after all. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: I’M BUSTED – Tidbits Issue Special – Vice Magazine

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