That's a good point, trying to join society after being in prison is probably the worst part. People don't stop to think about what you got in there for, you just get lumped in with all the rapists and murderers.
I would probably end up joining a prison gang for protection and drugs to make the time go by, but then you have that in your life forever. I like to think I wouldn't, but if they had good drugs and didn't go around raping people I'd probably give in eventually without somebody waiting for me outside. But even then you have to think about what she is doing out there so lonely without you, and who could blame her anyway, you're a loser now.
It is making me want to die already thinking about it. I'm pretty sure I made the right decision. At least it's over pretty quickly if somebody kills you.