The standard federal prison conversation (this one has the added benefit of being real): Me: Roman, when do you get out? Roman: 2025 Me: Sorry, I asked, brother. Roman: Been down 7 years. Me: Geesh, how many did you kill? Roman: None. I wished I had killed somebody. Vic: Yeah, then you would have done … Continue reading Killing Is The Lesson
Prison has its share of problems. In contention for chief among them is the proximity to strangers you'd otherwise never spend a minute around. When one of my sons was young he used to scratch his head at the fact that his mother and I weren't scheduling sleep overs with our friends on the weekends. … Continue reading Prison Problems- #3,747
As a conservative with no stomach for any TV news, I get my news from the Wall Street Journal (to which a friend in here subscribes), which I temper with gleanings from talk radio- Beck, Limbaugh & Hannity. Downside? Ads on the half hour for BPEPs (bedroom performance enhancement pills). Uh, not really in the … Continue reading Sifting Megalomania
Our shower curtains are opaque on bottom, see-thru clear plastic from the shoulder up. Some guys are shy, and often use towels over the shower rods for greater privacy. A recent bulletin informs us that such use of towels is prohibited by "Anti-rape regulations" (1984's Anti-Sex League anyone???). Not sure which makes me worry about … Continue reading Rape Prevention Towels (or lack thereof)
For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life. Psalm 35.7 (NRSV) It is my great hope that when people read that so and so took a plea deal, a majority of Americans will not assume true guilt, but rather that the crushing power of the … Continue reading A 4th of July Meditation
IF "deterrence" is such a good thing (as federal judges are wont to say these days)... IF it's effect is to improve society (even if occasional injustices occur, or if an occasional sentence is too harsh, or if an incarceration occurs which is not necessitated by justice, or .....) THEN, knowing that the ranks of … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘Deterrence’
-Plenty of toilet paper (in contrast to my initial fears). -The guards rarely stand close enough to get their spit on your face. Jury is still out on the cause: tobacco or just pure disdain? -By not overindulging your medical needs, it gives your body the chance to evolve to a self-curing state.