Otis Johnson on Life After 44 Years in Prison
on 26 November 2015
At the age of 25, Otis Johnson was sentenced to 44 years in prison. Now 69 years old, Johnson is finally free and has re-entered society—albeit a much different one than he left behind. In a video produced by Al Jazeera, Johnson discusses the strangeness of the modern world, including people walking attached to their cellphones, videos playing from store windows, and the ingenious combination of peanut butter and jelly in a single jar. He also opens up about his life after prison and how he now spends his free time—he enjoys sitting in the sunshine and meditating.