This is Otis Johnson. A man who entered the prison system at age 25 and was released back into society at age 69. The amount of transformation and technological advancement that the United States has undergone during the time of his imprisonment is unprecedented in society. How can one expect Otis to react to such a different environment?
Surprisingly, he seems to be handling his immersion within society fairly well. Of course he is caught off guard by many new technologies and food that are presented to him, but he adapts well enough to continue his life. He spends his free time riding the bus, meditating, and just observing society, since he has been away from it for so long.
The one thing he has been away from the most, however, is his family. He lost communication with them at an early point in his sentence and has not been in touch with them ever since. I believe one of the most detrimental things that imprisonment can do, is to intensify the strain on family relationships. Before people decide to make drastic decisions that could potentially ruin their life and cause them to be imprisoned, they should first consider how that decision effects their family.
Until next time,