Friday, October 21, 2011

American Justice

Some prisons in Texas have stopped serving lunch to inmates in Texas to try to shave off $2.8 million in food expenses. "About 23,000 inmates in 36 prisons are eating two meals a day on Saturdays and Sundays instead of three," The New York Times reports. The state cut special-request "last meals" for death row prisoners last month.

Or... they could stop putting casual drug users into prison.

Just a thought.


It's just another one of those things that makes me embarrassed to be an American, and in general, have a great deal of disgust for this society. America imprisons more citizens per-capita, by far, than any other nation on the planet. This is because there is money to be made by doing that.. not because Americans tend to be immoral criminals.


Henry James maintained his innocence all during the 30 years he's spent in Angola prison in Louisiana after he was convicted for the rape of his neighbor. Today, he will finally walk free, his conviction overturned by a Jefferson Parish judge.

The way it works in America is that the cops and the prosecutors are graded on sending people to prison. Because most people are corrupt and immoral, it doesn't make any difference to them who it is that pays the price. They convince the victim who the perpetrator is and then a racist jury sends them away for life.

Hopefully with the advent of DNA testing, this becomes less prevalent, but it won't stop. Cops are still corrupt. DA's still base their careers on the victims of their heinous pursuit of success.

No matter the situation or the individual, never believe the words of a single person. Lying is second nature to human beings.

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