I could never expect to live to be 5,000 years old and seriously doubt I will ever hold USD$1.6 million cash in my lifetime. But that prison term and fine were the punishment I faced when I entered the notorious Monrovia Central Prison shortly after 6 pm on August 20, 2013. My incarceration there was interrupted twice due to illnesses ranging from pneumonia to malaria. The prison, built to hold 350 persons, is now occupied by at least 1,200. As many as 10 people are crammed into a small cell, which also includes a built-in toilet and shower in the same space.