I know three blokes who went in and when they got out committed crimes again because life was too easy on the inside. Fair enough it was only the bullshit jail farms- but that is where the vegans were going.
The one I knew reasonably well lived with two other blokes in an airconned room, with a tv, a radio, microwave, toaster. Got to go with his girlfriend on unsupervised trips in the countryside around Rathdowney. Got to play footy on Saturdays ( that is how I found out he had been locked up fronted up to play for them and was halfback for the Rathdowney side). Got what drugs he wanted, grog. When I asked his sister who I worked with how he was going she said he got out he went out and did over the same shop which he originally got done for just to get back inside.