I realize that the prison hypothesis runs counter to what's apparent from the many NDEs that have been reported. It's hard to explain experiencers' feeling of overwhelming, unconditional love as other than what it appears to be.
I myself don't know if the prison hypothesis is true, so I don't take the position of defending it. But I do think it is worth considering. We humans have been so deeply abused over our history, it looks as if the prison con may be what makes it all work.
However, as Joshua suggests, it is well to keep in mind that we are, after all, immortal consciousnesses, and cannot ultimately fail. I am inclined to think that on some level, we have wittingly have entered into the amnesia for the quality of the experience that it enables -- another in an unending series of experiences we actually design to explore who we are. As "Abraham" has said, "You are free. You are so free you can choose bondage."
And at the same time, we are powerful enough to choose to back out of the deal at any time, which I assume, would be when we think we've had enough of it.
The rabbit hole goes deep.