The prisons in the Illinois Department of Corrections system are hellish. Part of the problem is that there is no interest by the state in rehabilitation of offenders. It is a complicated problem with no easy answers.
How do you rehabilitate ex-Governors?
About 15 years ago I did 6 months for drunk driving and the jail was hell. I jumped at a chance to be a trustee and worked at a community center away from the jail for 12 hours a day.
Guys that were in the jail on a parole hold pretty much all wanted to go back to prison because the jail was so much worse. They said that the county jail was hard time compared to being in prison.
What ever you do, don’t break the law in Georgia. I toured one of their prisons as an out of state official on a fact finding trip. Just wow. The way that place was operated would scare the sh@t out of any rational person. The prisoners there were afraid. Not that they were abused or the place was dirty, it was very clean and modern. But they were treated like lawbreakers. That was serious time.