Imprisonment does not just take place in jail. It occur in life everyday. The problem is locating things that imprison people in their everyday life and terminating it. It seems like children have the some of the it hardest to deal with. Their fears can imprison, by keeping them from trying something new or experiencing the world around them. For example, a child is invited to his/her first sleep over and the child is excited. However, he/she have never been to one before and the thought of being away from his/her mother is terrifying. So the child decides to stay home instead. That child just became imprisoned in side their own home. Since they are afraid to leave the safety of their home, their house is like a jail cell.
Although fear is one of the biggest obstacle children have to face. It is nothing compared to the worry that adults go through. Imprisonment takes on a whole new form inside the subconscious part of adults minds. Parents have to worry constantly about their children, the bills and all the other what ifs in life. Relentless worry imprison parents in a subconscious and conscious state of anxiety. That immobilize them in never ending trepidation of making the wrong decision or being able to pay the bills.
African Americans is imprisoned by the past and content stereotypes about their culture. They are constantly judge by what was expected of them in the past. For instance, statically speaking, more young African American males are suppose to be incarcerated then that of which will go to college. It is a stereotype that exist to limit the growth of the African Americans and their culture. This stereotype imprison them because it keeps them from accomplishing their full potential. Which have African Americans mentally boxing themselves into a penitentiary.