-John Connolly, “Bad Men”

Posted: January 28, 2013 in Quotes

“…. That was the worst of his imprisonment: the monotony, the terrible similarity of each day to the next, so that every man became a seer, a fortune-teller, capable of predicting the where’s and when’s of each hour to come, his precise location at any given time, the irrevocable nature of it all threatened only by the occasional outbreaks of sickness and violence…..

…..Some inmates lost track of the days while in jail, many did so deliberately, for there was nothing guaranteed to faster break the spirit of a man facing twenty years than an urge to count the days until his release.  Days in prison passed slowly:  they were beads on a long thread, an endless rosary of unanswered prayers…..”

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