Do Emotions Like Empathy, Love And Compassion Exist in Prisons?

By: Nelson Butler San Quentin State Prison


Yes, emotions of empathy, love and compassion exist in prison. Understand, prisons are nothing more than a tightly controlled microcosm of society at large. We have good people, bad people, industrious people, slackers, young, old, middle age, the list goes on and on. So, think of it like this- whatever goes on in your community is generally the same thing that goes on in ours (well, minus the police state)…..


We still love, hurt, empathize and sympathize, show and receive compassion on a daily basis, and most of the time, we aren’t even aware of it. We are human…