What Happens to Your Stuff When You Get Sent to Prison for Life?

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Charlie Hoffmann-Smith : On the topic of dashlane i have been a avid subscriber for 2 years now and it is one of the most valuable pieces of software that i have owned and used on a daily basis. it gives me notifications when website have been compromised and gives me a heads up about every six months to change some passwords that have been stagnate. With 2 tier authentication, fingerprint log in and seamless multi device compatibility its great i cant recommend it more. In regards to the topic of finances in prison it is kind of unethical to demand payment of debts as if you have a full time job. As a former debt collector it was and still is hard for people to pay bills who are in bad financial situations whether it be their fault or not. I can imagine it being very difficult if not almost impossible to settle any debts while incarcerated.

Broken Eyes : How did people describe clockwise and counter-clockwise movement (spinning in a right or left direction respectively) before clocks were invented?

Quick Fix - Thought Provoking Videos : I was just going to commit a terrible crime and go to prison for the rest of my existence. I'm very I've watched this video before.

Cvetomir Georgiev : Today I found out: She's leaving and taking the kids

Shadow81989 : It all goes to a wooden chest in the entryway of the prison, duh! Everybody who ever played Skyrim know that, no need to watch the video.

JLConawayII : Pro tip: don't go to prison for life. Or at all.

SOMETHING FUNNY : can we get a Simon Whistler biography episode?

Christian Hine : I had the misfortune of spending a year in a state prison. There was absolutely no access to YouTube (or anything on the internet) unless you had a contraband phone...which I avoided like the plague. This lack of accessibility to information and entertainment frequently led to issues with both violence and depression among inmates. Phone calls were extremely limited and expensive. You had to call someone with an account, which while preventing harassing calls to strangers also prohibited legitimate business and requests from taking place. So much of what I encountered is not only counter productive, but also bad for taxpayers and those who want to see problems get resolved and not simply shuffled out of sight. Major prison reform is necessary and will be a focus of my life in the future. This goes beyond partisanship and can actually be a uniting idea. (The edit was for a typo.)

Johnnie Hougaard Nielsen : Increasing recidivism (by destroying chances of returning to a normal life) is very much in the financial interest of private prisons.

FredMonster : Dammit Simon! You’re always answering questions I didn’t know I had!

Marco Meijer : I'm not surprised that the US makes this particularly difficult. They don't like the idea of an inmate getting back on their own two feet after their sentence. They want former convicts to have to commit crimes, so they can then send them back to prison.

Chef Dean : As a victim of US penal system, if one has no surviving family or friends . . . you're screwed.

ShinTsu : wow, sounds like going to prison is basically killing your financial capacity, ruining your way more than just taking away your ability to make money

Conway79 : The US prison system must be the worst of any developed country. They're definitely more about punishment, dehumanization and stripping away as many rights as they can get away with than they are about helping inmates to clean up their lives and reduce the risk of reoffending.

Misty Lane : The short of it is most people lose everything when they go to prison regardless of the length of sentence. Without out help from family and friends most are completely lost when they get out

Greg Kamer : In my forty three years in law enforcement, I have never run into a situation in which a criminal I was dealing with and expecting to serve a long sentence to have a bank account, credit card, or substantial property, in their own names. So getting their affairs in order usually amounted to deciding who to give the property they had on them at the time of arrest. In fact is was a pretty common practice for "friends" to check the local jail rosters to see who was down, so they could go to that persons home and rip them off. Ah... no honor among thieves.

Jason Knox : Well, at one point in my life a long time ago I made a few bad decisions. From experience I can say, before spending 2 years in jail I had a new car, apartment, and alot of household type stuff.. upon being released a year and 7months later I found myself owning only the clothes I was wearing when I was arrested and subsequently sentenced.. sneakers with no laces, pants with no belt, and a sweatshirt with no string in the hood.. so in my experience if going to jail/prison, be prepared to lose everthing...

Shane Slosson : Well, damn, Simon, way to guilt me into watching the ads XD

Erus Townsend : If I was to go away for 10-20 years, I would convert the money in to bonds and place them either in a safe box or with a trusted relative. This way it can grow while in there.

Russell Saine : I was going to click off the video near the end.... like I normally do. But. then your statements made me feel guilty so I let the video play out to the end through the advertisement. Didn't listen to the ad but Google doesn't know that.

Cody Golden : America loves locking people up

Varsity Shinebox : "What Happens To Your Stuff When You Get Sent To Prison For Life" if by "Stuff" you mean butthole, then the answer is your stuff gets stuffed

matthewweaverworks : Asset forfeiture is government robbery in most cases. You don’t even need to be convicted of a crime to lose your stuff.

Squigglzz the wizard : Hey Simon can you make a video about the $2.3 trillion that America lost on September 10th 2001. Thank man keep it up proud of you and all the team

Sean Hirsch : I found a bank account that was 20 years old. I made money off it. I wasnt in prison i just forgot about it

BroImpeccable : *When* you get sent to prison for life. How optimistic...

David Wiersum : Okay, Simon ... luv MOST of your vids, but this one was very confusing. Its supposed to be about your STUFF, NOT auto_pay. What about property? Furniture? Pets that could die within days? Children? Could you please do a part 2? Not in need ... just curious. 😀

Evelyn Harber : Hello Simon Whistler. This a request that I seem to have to make EVERY time I watch a video with NO subtext. COULD YOU PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE SUBTEXT FEATURE IS WORKING? I have a hearing dysfunction, I have an age onset comprehensive deafness, and require subtext to understand what is being spoken as I cannot without it! It has been suggested that I could do it! Unfortunately with my deafness I am only able to say 'yes' and 'thank you' for the suggestion to which I am unable to do anything about! As I do enjoy the videos you present, you do have a very fine speaking voice which I can hear but not always understand which I watch WITH subtext, I would sincerely appreciate any help on this concern. Thank you.

Philosophy Mean : If Simon was my cell mate, I'd drop the soap everyday.

JoelRiter : There needs to be more prison rights activism. There is a prison in Colorado, if I remember correctly, that used 12 hour therapy sessions a day instead of normal prison activities. Turns out, it worked really well. Those prisoners were always well behaved, no riots or violence, and something like a 100% success rate. It just proves the justice system here in the US is not about rehabilitation or just being human but profit.

Chuck Keough : "Lol, I died"

Mihovil BeckV : Damn you're looking DASHing today Simon

fireflocs : We really treat prisoners like slaves.

raider4997 : How much is that exorbitant fee inmates have to pay to watch a video?

chadoftoons : No suprise that these people have such trouble starting their live over if they just lost everything because of debt created by the goverment. I mean it would not be different if the goverment just seized all your stuff nowadays the end result for the person is that its pretty impossible to have a chance at a nortmal live or even trying to recompensate the person you might learn to feel sorry for.

Tamu Audwodia : if you live in Norway: Nowhere, it stays there, unless a family member or something has a key and goes and robs your home while you're gone. Prison for life isn't a thing here, so screw you most of the world.

Matthew Cantrill : If it's wrong for criminals to benefit from crime, it's wrong for anyone to benefit from crime.

Ash O : Why does the water temperature change when you flush the toilet?

Eric Market : I watched the ad at the end for the first time today. Damnit Simon you got me.

David Whitlock : Hats off to you guys for another great video. Thank you dash lane for supporting my favorite channel.

Marvelo Mavo : I really thought there were going to be bonus facts and Simon would say something like "for those of you who stayed and watched the whole sponsor ad, here are some secret bonus facts for you" 😂😂😂😂

Skitarii Soldier : We may have less rights for prisoners here in the USA, but at least we don't live in a police state that will put you in prison for what you say online!

Barry Adamson : Why do people use the word 'good' as an adverb? Examples: The house looks good, I am doing good, The flower smells good, etc. Also, why does it sound strange to use well instead? The flower smells well.

Nick Dawson : I'll tell you one thing you won't lose when you go to prison. Your passwords, since they're stored safely with Dashlane!

eli mcguirk : Ads made by you are far better than ads added by YouTube.

Michelle Fonnette : Butts.

No No : Presumably this is why settlements in miscarriage of justice cases are so large, since the persons finances have been utterly destroyed.

BertyFromDK : Just don't commit crimes, mkay?

Purple Scholar : I thought you have to find you way into the prison, im most cases there is one inside the guard barracks. If you there you have to look for the Evidence Chest pick the lock and take everything back, ofcourse taking this items back counts as stealing since you don't have the ownership over this items so don't let them see you.

Jacob scuito : To all those commentators who think that 60 seconds is too long to bare I have this to say: Shut your god damed fingers.