23 Ex-Cons Share The Craziest Things They’ve Witnessed in Jail

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Prison is no joke and we’ve become obsessed with the realities of those that are incarcerated. Prison Break paved the way for such shows as Orange is the New Black and we continually cannot get enough of them. The harsher the reality, the more fascinating it is.

Incarceration is hardly a laughing matter, especially with statistics stating that there has been a 500% increase in prisoners over the last four years. Yeah, that’s the real sh*t and if you haven’t watched Ava DuVernay’s 13th, the documentary focused on the prison system and the injustice to those in colored communities, then get woke.

The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration. There are 2.2 million people incarcerated in the U.S. prison system, alone. And so many of them have seen some unbelievable things, with endless stories for their archives.

These 23 ex-cons confess their most insane stories from jail:


A guy nicknamed Psycho comes up to me and says ‘They say you are a smart guy so I thought I’d see if you could help me.’ I said I could try. He says that he has a infection and he wants to know how he can treat it. I tell him to just fill out a form 9 for sick bay (I always call the infirmary sick bay). He says he can’t because they will think he was trying to harm himself and he doesn’t want to end up in solitary under suicide watch. So I ask him what his infection actually is on and what happened. Turns out he has been shoving the pencil lead from the pencils we get to write in his cock so he can feel things better when having sex.


Got out recently. Craziest thing I saw was during lunch one day, some guy intentionally leaning over a third story railing and falling on his head, breaking his neck and killing him after a few gargling moments later. Everyone just kinda looked over, went “Huh…f*ck. That looked like it sucked.” and went back to eating.


Was in prison watching the news. The story on was about a kid who had stabbed two kids. He was sitting right next to me. We both shared a breif glance, then went back to our fruit loops.


The craziest thing I seen is when a new meth user comes in the other meth addicts will lick any sores they have because some of the chemicals will leak out.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.