|To Keep Inmates From Coming Back, Colorado’s Prison Chief Wants To Ease The Culture Shock Of Their Release|
|By cpr.org- Andrea Dukakis|
After nearly 25 years behind bars, Jeff Johnson was baffled by the world he discovered when he was released.
A lot of it had to do with technology. In 2018, why didn’t people just call each other instead of texting? He didn’t understand how to pay for gas with a credit card and a computer was daunting.
After going to prison at the age of 17, figuring out how to be an adult was even more unnerving.
“I think I struggle [with] learning how to be a man,” Johnson said. “Like doing the day to day things that...a man out here would do.”
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