Humor in Prison

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Ed Griffin in Prison
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People think of prisons as gloomy places and, in great part, they are. But some men can rise above it and find humor even in prison.

 

Two men came to my writing class. They were buddies and they seemed to care about each other. When one had no money, the other fronted him goodies from canteen.

 

One incident sticks in my mind, a bit ghoulish, but I found it funny. They told me they had posted a notice on the door of health care.

 

 

Get Fifty Bucks put into your account. We’re looking for some inmates to sign up for a new euthanasiamedical study. It’s just one needle, that’s all – and then fifty bucks. Imagine what that will buy at canteen. So sign up today for our Euthanasia study.

Ten inmates signed up

 

 

 

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  • electionsmeter.com

 

 

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People think of prisons as gloomy places and, in great part, they are. But some men can rise above it and find humor even in prison.

Two men came to my writing class. They were buddies and they seemed to care about each other. When one had no money, the other fronted him goodies from canteen.

One incident sticks in my mind, a bit ghoulish, but I found it funny. They told me they had posted a notice on the door of health care.

Get Fifty Bucks put into your account.

 

 

Text Box: We’re looking for some inmates to sign up for a new medical study. It’s just one needle, that’s all – and then fifty bucks. Imagine what that will buy at canteen. So sign up today for our Euthanasia study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten inmates signed up

 

Images courtesy of:

electionsmeter.com

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Comments
  1. Joanne Kehayas says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I get black humour and I see how it can be helpful to many, especially those who are serving long sentences. On the other hand, think that this story has a sad tinge to it. Although many of the prisoner’s who signed up for the study may have known that it was a joke, there are at least some who did not. What is sad about that is that many people who end up in prison do so because of low IQ, which caused them to make poor choices. Knowing that makes me very sad.

  2. That IS funny, Ed – though it’s kind of sad as well; I’m thinking those people who signed up were never given the education to even know what the word meant.
    But don’t get me wrong, I like the story nevertheless.

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