Why be on the out when you can be in prison? From Ex-Offender

Hello. I am an ex offender and have been in and out of jail too many times. Put it this way, I have only spent 8 months on the out from age 22 to 38 years of age. I have been out of jail now for 5 months and I am not doing too good. You lot may think I am a cop out and I probably am, but I feel better in prison and to be very truthful with you all, I cannot cope on the out so why be on the out? There's no point lying so I may as well tell you the truth as it is.