try it. It won't fit well
About 70% of all prisoners return to prison. Amazing.
You wonder, is it because they become instantaneously "institutionalized" or is it b/c they just can't stay away from what it is that put them there in the first place?
Working out for them is not perceived the same as it is for a civilian. They may stay in shape, get in shape, or not. It's not like they are planning to get out and compete in a BB contest, it's just a way to pass the time and try to release aggression.
For anyone here who thinks that they are NOT stressed out of their brains, think again. Just b/c you have not experienced it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The prisoners that make it, especially with the younger generations who want to fight all the time, they are the ones who DON'T show what's really going on inside (their heads)
Weakness is a sign of, well, weakness. It puts a price on your head and a target on your back. You will be toast in a matter of a few easily calculated hours.
The big guys in prison are the prison guards. They are the ones who workout and have the connections. They also deal with many of the same stresses as the prisoners do. It is not a job for everyone.
They just get to go home at night, but they work behind those walls in lockup too. Depressing, to say the least.
"New federal statistics reveal that the number of mentally ill inmates in U.S. prisons and jails has quadrupled over the past six years, Human Rights Watch said today. More than half of all prison and state inmates now report mental health problems, including symptoms of major depression, mania and psychotic disorders, according to a just-released federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report, Mental Health Problems of Prison and Jail Inmates.
In 1998, the BJS reported there were an estimated 283,000 prison and jail inmates who suffered from mental health problems. That number is now estimated to be 1.25 million. The rate of reported mental health disorders in the state prison population is five times greater (56.2 percent) than in the general adult population (11 percent).
Women prisoners have an even higher rate of mental health problems than men: almost three quarters (73 percent) of all women in state prison have mental health problems, compared to 55 percent of men."
You think these people really have the mental fortitude to work out enough to really make a difference? Most of them are either obese like Tank Abbot or they look like Auschwitz struck again ~
This. But of course here on Getbig everyone is hard as nails and can do ten years standing on their head