Broken systems everywhere!
Broken systems everywhere!

Broken systems everywhere!

Broken systems:

I was going to write about the differences between jail vs. prison. I will write those blogs another time, I think this needs to be said again only a little LOUDER!  The judicial system is broken by how the Judges give out sentences. Have you gone to a courtroom and sat there and listened to cases? You can hear the same cases three or four times.  The same Judge will give out different sentences for the exact crimes. Not fair is it?  Sometimes, it’s based on how you look. Here’s an example. I know someone a guy, who went to get a restraining order against a woman, the judge denied the restraining order because the Judge said his life wasn’t in danger. He was denied because he is 6’1 and 230lbs with a lot of muscles.

Jail:

This is a terrible place to be. Animals get better in shelters than people do in jail. Sometimes you spend years in jail fighting your case. In jail, you don’t always get food three times a day, take a shower every day, make phone calls, they don’t always let you speak to your attorney, and yard time is maybe an hour once or twice a week, Many inmates in jail have been killed or have committed suicide because they can’t handle being in there. Some inmates will do anything you can think of to get out of their death sentences or to reduce the sentence they know they are going to receive. Now, the very people that are supposed to protect you, do not always protect you.

Prison:

Is a little better if you get to eat three times a day. However, you do have to pick a side. If you are white you must stick with the white people only, if you’re African American you must be with them only and Asian so on. You will be told things that you will not want to do but it is the only way you will survive there. Unfortunately, you have to play prison politics. The level of respect and rules of have been set. You must follow them or you will get seriously hurt, almost to the point of death. In here you learn how to become better criminals as well.  Only in here you get more yard time, you can work a job and program if the prison has classes.

Protection:

The people you think that should be protecting you do not. They get paid to look the other way. Some get paid to bring drugs, cell phones in, or other things that you can think of. They get paid to look the other way to have sex with inmates or physically assault themselves.Sometimes, you have to pay for protection in ways you would never speak of. Let me tell you these guys are good, they can come very close to killing you and not  blink an eye. You will be hurt very badly and wish you had died. They will keep doing it until they get what they want. And the guys who do it only do it to keep from being the one in their shoes or they paying off a debt.

Government:

The government knows how much it cost to house one inmate for a day, month, year. The prisons don’t spend that money on an inmate if they had the food would be better, housing would be better, and programs would be better. The truth is jail and prison is a place of confinement. Just because the person can’t move doesn’t  mean he or she isn’t committing crimes. Someone is running  drugs in prison. The head person is making those threats to your family on the outside, or having someone murdered in prison or in another prison. Just because you’re in prison doesn’t mean you’re not still committing crimes. It just means it’s a little more difficult. Don’t get me wrong not everyone in prison is doing this.

Why they keep going back:

Here’s one big reason people keep going back. In a way it’s conditioning or institutionalized. Inmates do not know how to function in day’s society because of the things they have seen, done , heard and how they were treated. Think about it. They are told when to eat, to go to bed, when to go to outside or to go to work.They aren’t responsible for anything. What adult has that out in today’s world?  Another huge factor is PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Everyone who walks out of prison or jail has this disorder. It’s the toughest disorder to deal with and live with. Having this disorder leads a lot of ex-inmates to homelessness, suicide and back to prison.

Studies:

So many studies have been done on inmates and the conditions of being in prisons or jails. Yet nothing ever changes. Wonder why that is? Why do people who commit white collar crimes have to be housed with people who commit more serious crimes like murder or sexual assault? Those with white collar crimes won’t be for life and they are capable of holding down a job and those are the ones who just want to do their time and get out. Prison politics is really for the ones who are lifers and the rest of them only play long because they have to be housed with them for a few years. Once you’re out the prison system doesn’t offer you help, that is left up to you. If I can help you in some way please let me know I will do my best to help if I can.

Bottom line:

Prison or Jail creates more problems then making things right. The idea is supposed to be you paying for your crime/crimes. However going to prison or jail you pay way more than that. You can be physically assaulted, sexually assaulted, guards intimidate and harass you. You do, see and hear things unimaginable. There is a hell, it’s prisons and jails. You walk out of there with PTSD and you are NEVER the same person again. Where is the help for you? The short answer no where. The long answer is you hope your family recognizes the signs and really pushes you to get help, otherwise you will end up back in hell.

 

I love to tell your story as always it would be totally confidential. I love all your comments. For those who follow me, I ask if you could please pass on  these blogs to others. That maybe the only way to get things to change in prisons everywhere. I look forward to hearing from you.

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