Experiences from a maximum security prison, with Benjamin Moots

The eleventh “People Who Read People” episode is an interview with Benjamin Moots, who spent 15 years in prison, mostly in maximum security settings, for second-degree murder. Ben is on Twitter at @realfishydonk.

Links to the episode:

Topics discussed include:

  • His account of his crime and what led to his second-degree murder conviction
  • What prison life was like, including differences between the perception and the reality
  • Factors that encourage aggression and confrontation
  • How abuse (physical and sexual) tends to happen
  • Prison slang, including differences between the words “convict” and “inmate”
  • Prison pastimes, like poker and gambling

Here are some resources that I used for research or on subject that came up in our talk: