20 Times Prisoners Surprised Everyone With Their Unique And Slightly Illegal Creations

Published 3 years ago

Every prisoner will tell you that being stuck behind bars leaves you with an abundance of free time. And while some choose to spend that time reading or working out, others like to unleash their artistic side – although having limited access to resources means they have to get pretty creative.

Prison Wallet is a subreddit that’s entirely dedicated to the most impressive prisoner creations, and their ingenuity is something to be admired. From dumbbells made from old batteries to entire electric guitars, check out all of the unique things that prisoners managed to create behind bars in the gallery below!

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#1 Prisoners From Indiana Were Given Cats To Look After As Part Of A Rehabilitation Scheme. Here Is One Prisoner With A Hat He Knitted For His Cat!

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#2 Prison Issued Bleach Soap Carved With A Plastic Spoon And Empty Bic Pen

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#3 “Lady”, An Electric Guitar Built Illegally By An Inmate In A Pennsylvania State Prison

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#4 Model Of Hms St George Made By Pows Of The Seven Years War

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#5 Anytime You Feel Life Isn’t Nice, Remember This Brazilian Prisoner Who Dug An Escape Tunnel For 5 Years To Burst Out In A Guard Room…

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#6 Asked An Inmate To Draw His Interpretation Of The Prison System. They Are Only Allowed A Blue Pen. Color Was Done By Melting Skittles And M&ms

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#7 The Face Of A Guard Made With Soap By A Prisioner In Brazil. All Made With Soap Even The Eyes

Image source: NarcosdaMouraria

#8 These Are The Best Chess Figures I Have Ever Seen And These Were Made In Prison

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#9 The Paper Mache Heads Made By Frank Morris, John Anglin And Clarence Anglin When They Escaped Alcatraz Prison

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#10 Made Out Of Rolled Paper, Cardboard, Craft Paint, Bed Sheets, And Floor Wax (Clear Coat)

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#11 Asian Prison Art Made By Liv Bao Jin, A Chinese Refugee, Made And Sold To Pay Legal Bills, 1993

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#12 Found This In A Small Town Museum Today. Made By A Prisoner In Angola Prison Out Of Match Sticks And Pebbles From Prison Grounds

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#13 DIY Dumbbell Made Of Old Battery’s Crafted In Jail

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#14 Two Picture Frames Made Out Of Chip Bags An Inmate Had Given My Mom Whilst Working The Jail As A Nurse

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#15 A Way Prisoners Make Rose’s For Their Loved Ones Made Of Jolly Ranchers

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#16 Trained Cockroach Smuggles Cigarette Into Prison Cells, June 1938

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#17 Flip Flops

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#18 Flashlight Made By Prisoner

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#19 Carved By A Death Row Inmate Using Only A Spoon

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#20 Hand Crafted Mah-Jong Set By A Japanese Prisoner Of War, Ww2

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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