The Kardishians make a lot of money on Instagram. Apparently inmates do too.
Former inmates and ex-cons are drawing in a large followings with their videos, some boasting millions of followers — all while making millions of dollars.
“After Prison Show,” was started three years ago by ex-con Joe Guerrero after he served seven years for cocaine and firearm possession. Guerrero’s first viral video was about how to make a prison tattoo gun. After that, his channel now has nearly 205 million total views.
The “Lockdown 23and1” channel, which has 405,000 subscribers, even touched on questions including “What happens after the lights go out?” and even cliche questions like: “What happens when someone drops soap in the shower?"
The channel “Fresh Out- Life After The Penitentiary” has a segment called “Prison Talk” with popular videos about joining a gang in prison, with 3.5 million views, and the perils of being short and skinny in jail, with 3.7 million views.