exy Indeed. Everyone knows the way you get a light in the joint is to take your paperclip from your legal documents, wrap it in some loose TP, and ram the ends into the contacts of your dorm's electric kettle (used for rehydrating your Maruchan cups and brewing instant coffee) so it sparks and ignites the paper. But maybe some prisons provide Wrigley's and AAs instead.
yogarfield prison scissors would be a good name for a band, or my firstborn.
Old_Zircon Prison Scissors would be a good Uschi Digart movie.
Oscar Wildcat Use your fingers, MS. Pro tip from a dear old friend who knows: use a 9V.
THA SUGAH RAIN Or you just jam the nearest metal object (paper clip/staple/spring/electrical cord from some other electronic) in to the electric socket/fluorescent light socket and spark or heat up whatever you want.
chumbucket The best how-to's are prison how-to's. Move over Martha Stewart.
Oscar Wildcat Nonsense: Martha is uniquely qualified to mine that market niche.
Jet Bin Fever Maybe I'll use this knowledge in the coming apocalypse.
Cube Where there are no lighters or matches, but streets are littered with functional AA batteries.
Jet Bin Fever You'd be surprised. I don't smoke and found myself unable to light fireworks last week.
MrBuddy This is how MacGyver learned all his techniques.