Watch man's reaction to the modern world after 44 years in prison

Watch the reaction of this man to the modern world after 44 years in prison.

Man's reaction to the modern world after 44 years in prison would melt your heart

Otis Johnson now 69 was imprisoned 44 years ago at the age of 25 for the attempted murder and assault of a police officer.

When he was released from jail, the outside world was quite different from the one he knew before.

According to Al Jazeera, when Otis was released in 2014, he was given an ID, documents outlining his criminal case history, $40 (8000 Naira), and two bus tickets.

Since he is only familiar with how things were done in the 70's, re-entry into modern society was a challenge.


He noticed that every one he saw was wearing “wires in their ears,” it was an incredibly confusing and unusual sight.

He also wondered how everyone managed to get around without looking up from their devices.

Otis says he regrettably lost touch with his family and friends years ago, making his re-entry not only jarring, but lonely.

Otis now depends on Fortune Society, a nonprofit that provides housing and services to ex-prisoners in New York City. Buzz Feed reported.

Despite all of the challenges, Otis is grateful for his freedom. 'I have taken full accountability for my actions'.  He said.


He doesn’t feel he is owed anything for the time he served.

Watch his touching video below.


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