Prison is the last possible destination for a humanistic society where the community exert it`s social, moral and normative borders. A total institution that offers a low mobility and a diminished level of freedom may have contrary effects towards society expectations. Neutralizing the individual for limited periods cannot be sufficient in a society of communication and openness towards others. This utopian society may be considered a social mirror that reflects the failure of the community to accommodate and operate human adaptability. The concepts of freedom, family, visit and imprisonment routine are transpose to a qualitative analyze after interviewing 37 inmates from Bucharest-Jilava Penitentiary.
Keywords: prison, freedom, visit, penitentiary politics, expectations after release.