Doing Time
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Doing Time

Russia V. The USA

I’d have been better off in Russia

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So I’m down doing suicide watch at MCC federal prison. It’s one of two jobs I have which pay between 6 and 40 cents per hour. Getting rich isn’t the point. Getting out of the unit and staying busy is. So I work as much as possible.

There are 4 cells in the suicide unit. And each suicidal inmate is assigned one fellow prisoner to watch over. It’s a…

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