"In the Penal Colony" ("In der Strafkolonie") (also translated as "In the Penal Settlement") is a short story by Franz Kafka written in German in October 1914, revised... More > in November 1918, and first published in October 1919.
From the inside is a poignant look at the penal system from the eyes and experiences of a first time victim. The observations of a well educated man caught in a system that is vacuuming up large... More > segments of society and recasting them in bit parts in their own lives. Mr.Bey gives a perspective that is universal and can be innerstood by anyone that has been in the situation as well as those loved ones on the periphery that also had to be subjected to the system in order to care. The authors creativity shows in gritty prose as well as witty uses of common memories. There is a darkness to the work that show places one can go when subjected to such persecution, throughout the darkness runs a scintilla of light that gets him through, day-by-day... From the Inside is a commentary on the systemic demoralization of males in society today that have been targeted by the prison industrial complex, rehabilitation must be self motivated and completed before one returns to the outside world; the cure comes...from the inside< Less