Another True Story
"No, but are you kidding me?" I couldn't believe the guy. "You'd rather do life in prison than go back to your country?"
"Yes. I'll be dead when I go to Ethiopia. I left there when I was three. I don't know the language, culture, and don't know anyone. At least in prison I know how to survive. I'm scared to go to Ethiopia." He's being dead serious.
The Ethiopian guy lost his Convention Against Torture application and was ordered deported. He sees no hope for a future.