“I was in solitary confinement for three weeks in a 104-degree cell infested with rats and roaches,” Lane tells In Touch exclusively.
After overcoming a tough childhood to pursue a promising acting career, Lane Garrison landed his first big role on the hit show Prison Break and was living the Hollywood dream. Then in one night, everything came crashing down. On December 2, 2006, after drinking too much at a party, he got behind the wheel of his car and hit a tree, killing one of his three passengers. “I will never forget what I did,” Lane tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. Although Lane only ended up serving 22 months behind bars, he endured the horrors of eight different prisons, starting with an LA county jail, where he was strip-searched and chained to a metal chair before being tossed into an area called “the snake pit.” “That was one of the roughest places. You’re in survival mode from sunup to sundown,” Lane says. He insists he was never physically assaulted — but the mental torture was traumatic for Lane. “In Chino prison in Northern California, I was in solitary confinement for three weeks in a 104-degree cell infested with rats and roaches,” he recalls. “The only time I had contact with the outside world was when I got my meals through a slot. I didn’t do anything to warrant solitary, but that’s just where they put me.”