Last August, a couple of years removed from a two-year stint in the Texas prison system, John David Waguepack sat down for a thoroughly fascinating Reddit "Ask Me Anything," or AMA, in which he offered a highly detailed, unvarnished glimpse of life behind bars.
Among the subjects he touches on are sexual violence ("[It's] not like first-hand porn style. It happens fairly often, but is usually done in secluded areas and while the majority of people are elsewhere."); dessert ("White guys buy each other ice-cream at commissary. It's not a big deal and you don't have to do it, but it's an understood rule. When I was first approached about it, I thought the guy was trying to make me his bitch and went off on him."); and a typical 8 p.m. ("Poop in front of 50 guys. Take another shower. Jerk off in the shower. There is no curtain. All 50 guys can see you jerking off.").
Waguespack was equally forthcoming about how he wound up in prison.More »