With college just around the corner for most of our readers I got thinking about my time spent in college…it made me realize that it is much like prison. Let’s take a look at some examples.
Living area. College students live in dorm rooms with roommates. These are small rooms in a concrete buildings that are secured so that outsiders can not come in. Once inside the building, there are resident advisers that make sure each floor is kept in line. Dorms are normally gender specific and since the rooms are so small, there is a community shower. Now, let’s take a look at prison. Prisoners live in jail cells with cell mates. These are small rooms in a concrete building that are secured so that outsiders can not come in. Once inside the building, there are normally prison guards that make sure each area is kept in line. Prisons are gender specific and since the cells are so small, there is a community shower. Hmm….oddly similar.
Food. In both college and prisons there are large dining halls where your peers gather and enjoy food. The biggest difference here is that in college you have to pay for the food and in prison it’s provided free of charge…I’m not keeping score, but if I was that would be a point for prison.
Funding. State schools and prisons are both funded by the state…
Exercise. College students often like to hang out in the quad which is a big grassy area between buildings. Here students can hang out, our exercise. In prison the prisoners can exercise in what I will also call a quad, since it’s normally an outdoor area surrounded by walls.
Crafts. Prisons often let the prisoners build crafts so that they can pass the time and not kill each other. College students are also often found building crafts to pass the time. The difference here is that prisoners can only make legal items, whereas college students spend most time building things to smoke drugs.
Sex. Both college and prisons are known for their sex acts. I know, that college is normally known for drunk girls banging a lot of guys and prisons are known for gay gang rape…but it’s still sex.
Visitation – College students are often visited by family members when they are in college. Prisons are often visited by family members while in prison.
I have given several examples above and at the end of the day it’s hard to overlook the fact that college and prison is really the same thing. Both are places you get sent to for a period of time as a learning experience. I guess the only difference is that you pay thousands to go to college and can go to prison for free…Therefore, my advise to those 18 year olds trying to figure out what college to go to is to do something illegal and just go to prison.