There are many people and their families who have been affected by our injustice system. There is too much money to be made for the prison industrial complex for it to want to give up the profits made on the backs of other human beings. On one hand politicians say they recognize the need for change and on the other hand their campaign coffers are lined with money to keep the country and it’s slave institution running at full speed. This issue is one you will be hearing a lot about during this run for the presidency.
I’m not saying that those who have committed crimes shouldn’t be punished, it is the degree to which they are are punished and the inhumane treatment they get inside is what needs to be changed. Many crimes do not deserve to have sentences that run decades long. If blacks and minorities could even have the same sentences as their white counterparts the amount of people in prison would rapidly go down.
If inmates could get the services they needed to help insure their rehabilitation, and if they were able to get jobs and rent apartments, it would help ensure their survival. When you’ve done your time you should be able to shed the label – ex felon. No boxes to check that makes sure you won’t get the job you need to survive.
It takes people like Sharron, who use their time to write about these things and bring it to public to read, to educate you so you understand what is happening.. There are still many people who think the purpose of our prisons is lock up guilty people, but the reasons are far more sinister than that. You can be sure I will take advantage of the window of time where I can download her book and since I am following behind her with a book of my own I will share this information with everyone on the social media sites I participate with. Lets give her a push and help her to get her book to the public!
Hello to all my followers out there. Just wanted to let you know the Kindle version of my book, Waiting on the Outside, will be available FREE on a promotion for 5 days from June 1st to June 5th. If you have any friends or family who read digital books, please let them know, so they can download it for free. I really want to make it available for those who may not be able to purchase the print version (or don’t want too).
It is the story of my son and his journey to a federal prison and his affiliation with a white supremacist gang. It is told from the perspective of the family and shows how devastating a loved one’s poor choices in life can affect everyone around them. There are over 2.4 million people incarcerated in the US and that means there are millions of family members…
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