Recently in the story Houses, Churches & Graveyards, Frank Oberst's character has been introduced. He is anIraq War veteran suffering from PTSD. As we all know some such unfortunate men and women end up in dire situations once back at home. Sometimes it is a struggle for them to get adequate medical and mental health help, or help in finding affordable housing.
California's inmates, however, have everything they need paid for them by taxpayers. This includes payment of their medical and mental health bills, rent-free housing, utilities, 3 square meals a day, etc. But guys like Frank, who have served their country, sometimes have to struggle for the necessities of life. Those like Frank live on the razor's edge.
Read Houses, Churches & Graveyards and see Frank's plight.