Man Released From Prison After 44 Years Reacts To Modern Life For The First Time

Otis Johnson has been in jail for a long time. He was locked up in 1971 for the endeavored homicide of a cop. He was just twenty five at the time.

He was at last discharged in August 2014 at the fantastic seniority of sixty nine. A ton has changed since he was discharged; when he was keep going in the city shading TV had just been around for around five years and there were positively no cellular telephones or web. It must be a massive culture shock to be suddenly catapulted into the modern world.


In an interview and video for Al Jazeera, Johnson recently visited Times Square in New York City, where he was surprised and confused by the modern technology surrounding him: people “with wires in their ears” listening to music that looked like they were CIA agents, pedestrians “talking to themselves” on their iPhones, and neon video billboards illuminating storefront windows. Flick over to the next page to see the interview in full.

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