The AM Show speaks to former prisoner Arthur Taylor about life inside

Former prisoner Arthur Taylor joined The AM Show on Tuesday to talk about life inside and what he plans to do with his newfound freedom.

Taylor became notorious during his time behind bars fighting for prisoners' rights.

He was involved in cases against the government concerning smoking and voting rights in prison.

Yesterday while leaving prison, he yelled from a car window that it was "a great day to be free".

He said that The AM Show was a popular choice for prisoners, and gifted the hosts some prison jam and butter, warning them not to eat it.

He also showed them a $350 cheque paid out by the prison to him when he left; and claimed the value of these cheques, given out to leaving prisoners, had not changed since 1991.

Watch the full interview above.