The facebook page for Jamie Cummings is different than this blog. In addition to the posts there are many current articles added there daily about what is happening in society about the issues surrounding prison reform, juvenile detention, political issues about prisons, immigrants and individual accounts of police racism. http://facebook.com/jamielifeinprison I’d appreciate any traffic there and liking or sharing anything of interest. Promoting a blog and a book, “Inside the Forbidden Outside” takes daily effort. If you’ve been reading what I write, this is one way you can help me that matters a lot.
I’ve noticed that prison issues and topics like mandatory minimum sentencing is already being slung around by hopeful US presidential candidates even though the election is still 1 1/2 years away. Each party is already accusing the other of being responsible for the cause of so many black men being locked up. http://michronicleonline.com/2015/05/21/paul-rand-blames-bill-clinton-for-locking-up-a-generation-of-black-men/
I’m glad it’s being talked about. It shows me the book I’m writing is being written at the right time. Hopefully it will give the politicians something else to talk about besides gay marriage and abortion.
Since the prison industrial complex lobbies hard and contributes so much money to the campaigns of politicians, is it for show? We are aware of campaign promises that are never kept. But, at least the problem is being talked about and if any changes come from it, it will be a move in the right direction.