Prison Reform

Prison Reform

The United States of America has the highest incarceration rate in the world. On any given day our criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in, 1719 state prisons, 102 federal, 942 juvenile corrections, 3283 local jails, 79 Indian country jails (Rabuy and Wagner 2016). That is the tip of the iceberg.

Our prisons are human warehouses that are plagued by indifference to the personal health.  Family destruction coupled to social injustice inevitably leads to eventual inhuman activities by professionals and inmates. Prison Reform is absolutely necessary to reduce recidivism and create a more humane society.

Our justice system manages to arrest 11 million people every year. The prisons release 636,000 every year. Parole is given to 820,000 while 3. 8 million are released on probation. These people are often divorced from their families.

In fact, Ramsey Clark, the U.S. Attorney General in 1972 argued that “Five years of incarceration destroys a man’s contact with people and society”. He did not offer a remedy or an option except to challenge the social structure to adjust the sentencing procedures and format.

Overcrowding, obviously, is easy to see as a natural occurrence that impacts the funding of these human storage units. Inmate crime is rampant, with professional (corrections/police) crime an interesting competitor for leading problems. The health and welfare of inmates are often accepted with minimal concern if any. This is where you, as an inmate, family member, friend of a relative can get lost forever.

Youth are the ultimate casualties. Most youth are imprisoned for non-violent crimes. The present count on youth is 7,200 incarcerated for offenses that are not crimes. Their life options are totally crushed. Education or skills learned in prison revolve around subjects like the best weapon for a robbery. The “street tutelage” is everywhere. The intimidation or fear levels are beyond recording. The result is often recidivism.

A criminal record eliminates most employment period. The jobs that may be available do not offer life supportive pay or salary. Military or civil service positions are eliminated. Health facilities and education cannot risk hiring ex-convicts.

Recidivism is the relapse into criminal behavior after being incarcerated. The return to prison compounds all the tragedies listed including the loss of hope and dignity that accompanies your name being replaced by a number. It reinforces your listing as a non-entity.  It guarantees you every day that you are expendable without any chance of contributing. The individual exceptions in this mass destruction of individuals and families are too few to count. This is how society becomes the “casualty”.

The private prisons have grown exponentially due to overcrowding and political convenience and the capitalization on human misery offer nothing except a clear image of sadistic inhuman indifference.

The inmate abuse level is magnified because of the non-professionals who staff them. These prisons exist in states where human and civil rights are constantly being abused or removed.

There may very well be more than one solution or option to this problem. The fact that the subjects in prison are by definition available for reformation and should present many choices provides a puzzling truth.  A total absence to commit to Prison Reform in any positive way is the reality in the civilized, compassionate, humane United States of America.

The racial and ethnic disparities in prisons and jails are an indicator of why and what must be a part of the resolution. The question is where to begin and with the last two factors entered we see the potential for many arguments of delay and resistance to move forward in the future, if at all.

Under the present structures, we are fracturing families which surely limits the successes of any children. We are training people who could employ terroristic tactics in any instant for any reason. Breeding skills at such trades as robbery with coaching on what would be effective in intimidation a “side by side” shotgun or an “over and under” is a part of Armed Robbery 101.

Easily, a more understanding compassionate sentencing structure would help. Skills taught outside of the walls could keep the prisoner “in touch” with families and society. Health institutions (mental) with counseling as the sentence with monitoring by law and medical staff would certainly be a credit in lieu of nothing.

The absence of these cesspools of degradation and the elimination of their products of mangled and angry survivors will take time but we must begin now with real acts that produce positive results.

Prison Reform is mandatory to reduce recidivism and create progress in a true Democracy.

 

Works Cited

Bureau of Justice Statistics- Office of Justice Programs, 2016. Web. 7 July 2016.

Prison Policy Initiative. N.p., 14 March 2016. Web.7 July 2016.

Rabuy, Bernadette and Peter Wagner. “Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2016.

 

 

One Hundred Days +

The Racist bond in the U.S. is shared by many humans as a flaw but in this moment of our time the Democrats, Blacks, Hispanic and Women are surprisingly sharing rank and file in an Army of Misogynists, Separatists,  NRA, and Career hypocrites for all to see without any filter.

This is the “loyal” base of this administration and their reason for being so satisfied with the present administration.

So, we are so supposed to accept the reigning daily chaos with the pathetic lack of any competence at any professional level as our new lives or pretend some good is coming from the birthplace of all the vilest human acts?

Clearly, that is not happening!

One Hundred Days,  we have secrets that will surely not remain secrets, A national party that has risked treason for Racism, and the threat of shutting down the government for not including the building of a wall in place of Healthcare for 22 million Americans.

Sounds almost fitting after almost one hundred days of lunacy.

 

One Hundred Days

The time that has past since the new administration has assumed office is soon to reach this marker. All previous factors with this day as an indicator being accepted, my reality is grounded in the following undeniable truths.

The office of POTUS is now held by a mentally incompetent person. The actions and words of this “President” with multiple flaws are documented. Serial lying, inability to accept ownership or accountability are not new to medical science or human history but it is entirely new to the office of POTUS. His narcissism, delusions, public history all confirm that our current President has no idea about being real now or ever.

Making sense of a certified liar’s words or a certified insane person’s plan being not possible so a more compelling discussion is why he is there and who represents the base that he stands on.
The purpose of these people is no longer a mystery. His base is united. He is just what they wanted. They were the Republicans, Conservatives, Evangelists until DJT unveiled their bond in Racism. Just old fashioned down home Bigots.

Connecting the Dots

The Republican who exhibited a total absence of human morality and integrity was the best candidate they, the Republican Party, could offer for President of the United States of America. It all could have been offered, after his losing, the suggestion to dismiss the episode as some result of the candidate’s obvious psychosis, only he didn’t lose.

The lies were a beginning for the Republicans and after escaping accountability with Bush, Cheney,  and others about Iraq, the lying became an accepted tactic.

Racism is systemic in the United States. A fact confirmed by U. S. history, past and present with the Justice and Correction statistics as evidence. The Republicans or GOP are confirmed perpetrators in this denial of freedoms and inhuman acts to deny Constitutional and Human rights to everyone. The lies or lack of accountability for the horrific atrocities that occurred against the kidnaped humans from Africa and the native Americans is certainly one reason for the conditions that prevail today in the United States of America.

Now,  the liars are purveyors of “alternative facts”. After eight years of deliberate obstruction to the progress of America that was made in spite of their lunatic fringe, the election of 2016 reflected a continued increasing of bigotry directed at the then incumbent administration and all who were not a supporter of racism, misogyny, equal justice for everyone.

Losing at every public forum with the sixteen candidates offered, the GOP was cornered by a celebrity “hustler” known for his lack of integrity and morality. An unbelievable primary exposure revealed more than one classic psychotic personal posture in the victory.

So we are all here facing our future with a Psycho, a vulnerable puppet, afraid and incapable of meaningful conversation, narcissistic beyond imagination. The leader of the “Free world” who cannot speak a truth because he cannot even remember what he says. Of course,  no one ever believes a serial liar.

My Dad proposed this question to me at four years of age after whipping my ass for lying. “Which is the real villain, a murderer, thief, or liar? After suffering my indecision for about 30 seconds, he told me that the “Liar was the absolute worst because he could be all three”.

A test, mental, human resources supported for President. How can we justify giving the keys to our existence to an effing nut?
We, the people, will be held accountable!

Eavesdropping on the Wino and the Junkie

W: ” We meet again!”
J : ” Yes , I can hardly believe it is you”
W:’ It ‘s me alright but we have been witnessing some truly unbelievable shit going down.”
J: ” We?  I don’t drink any booze”
W:  “My boozing has nothing to do with this 2016 Primary and Election.”
J: “It was totally believable. The racist , bigoted , pathological liar who represented the values of his party and this country’s darkest past won.”

W: “True, but did you note any of his mannerisms, habits, consistent peculiarities?  They were too many to list.  Anyone else who spoke or acted that way and was held accountable would be in an institution, jail or mental or both.”

J: “Maybe, you are just getting a painful   zoom in on the white American male. I have seen them stretch the rules of life  and he is not the first one to be elected.”

W:  “True, again, but the others had a cover. You could not see , hear and smell their personal disease. They didn’t come with decades of repulsive behavior for confirmation.  Any mental health professional would say, without a doubt, the dude is missing some serious gray matter. Today’s technology mandates visibility.”

J:  “What if he isn’t a real Psycho? “

W: “What if he is? Everyone  knows that he is vulnerable, delusional beyond belief and incapable of being accountable.

J: “They require an examination for a postman,  but no exam to be POTUS ?  Are we  supposed to not say  his lunacy is appalling?  No one wants to say the bond for Republicans was and is racism .”

W: “So we are supposed to just give the keys to our world to a consensus psycho because he is white and rich?”

J: “He won the election.”

W:  “Unbelievable and effing scary”
W: “That is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Greetings and Salutations

Welcome to our new day!
The transition has been more challenging than anticipated . We will be bringing you our viewpoint , our truth, from the heart and soul free of any influence.

The election of 2016 is certainly one for the ages. The candidates need no introduction. They are both well-known for different reasons in every way.

The media and public seem to be choosing between celebrities with lying as a competitive tool to be accepted depending on your party. Democrat or Republican we, as Americans, are being given the opportunity to continue our growth as a nation and as a leader of the free world.

The issues of bigotry, racism, misogyny, hate mongering, terrorism and global warming are all there in this election because the Obama administration released all the systemic causes of human atrocities that have plagued our nation for 400 years.

That is obviously an opinion and the voters will choose a new president in November. This will surely bring a feeling of relief for many who are tired and nauseated by politics and especially this campaign.

The past eight years and the resulting candidates of the parties have brought a lasting personal reality to my life. The rhetoric and the expansion of hate, and disregard by the Republican party did not just begin. Donald Trump is their chosen candidate because he represents the basic tenets of their electorate. Racism, elitism, above all other issues are their banner. Separatists from the core, these are the architects of voter fraud, hypocrisy whenever useful, mass incarceration, the clear opposition to freedom, justice, and equality.

Many people who I thought were at least humane, thoughtful, considerate and caring have been forever unveiled…as not. They will never be okay again, never be trusted again, classmates, friends, social partners are all such pathetic disappointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Mr.Mara…..owner of the N.Y. Giants

             Today’s game with the Jets had much more significance to me than the win/ lost fact. I have been a loyal Giant fan since the days  before Y.A Tittle, Frank Gifford, and Alex Webster. I have seen the Giants lose because the owners chose to keep Allie Sherman, while letting Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry go. This continued until ownership decided that an objective decision maker was the only way to grow after debacle after debacle was more than enough.

  George Young was the new beginning then he was  followed by Ernie Accorsi. With better coaches and better draft, personnel choices, The NY Giants had new faces. These players were winners and the team continued growing  until ownership was forced to new leadership by the passing of the great Wellington Mara.

George Young  hired  Ernie  Accorsi and insisted on Jerry Reese. He also had a place in his heart for Tom Coughlin. Ernie Accorsi retired and left the GM duties in Reese’s  obviously capable hands. Tom Coughlin was never Reese’s choice for coach, a left over hire by you and Accorsi.

After struggling with players and getting Eli off to a “difficult” start you hired new “assistants” rather than letting Jerry pick his coach.The assistants helped the Giants win a “miracle ” Super Bowl. You rewarded Coughlin with a huge new contract and the Giants lost and malfunctioned under Coughlin’s ill game day decisions again. So, instead of a “new ” coach, you insisted that Jerry keep Coughlin and hire “new “assistants who, with more “miracles”,helped the Giants win another Super Bowl. Now, by your words. Coughlin, is going because no playoffs again is just too much.

My greatest problem is the exit possibility of one Jerry Reese, who has brought a continuous  parade of exceptional  football players, the latest being Odell Beckam,Jr. to our revered Giants.

Tom Coughlin’s  list of  won games lossed,  player casualties,  career ending losses and misused players stocking the league  is only exceeded by his brain dead decisions.

You kept him not Jerry Reese! You are responsible for the heart felt losses of the fans, and players and player’s families all over the globe. Today, I saw the hope and spirit of all the Giants crushed by another Coughlin  “brain dead” decision. Those  mistakes were and  are always about his,  Coughlin’s, “ego obesity”, instead of football, the team,  players or the fans. 

He has thrown every one under the bus, Eli, coaches and JPP and is only concerned with his inflated self impression, He will never resign and will sacrifice you to stay on. He is  selfish and wanted to criticize Odell for his frustration until Odell made his genius skill apparent on the next play.

I am writing this to you because I want to know how can it be possible that you could  subject Eli to never having another coach or Jerry Reese never being able to pick his choice for coach while  his personnel choices and his management skills are unsurpassed.

How could you, Mr. Mara’s son, be so completely unaware of the loyal fans and exceptional players feelings about their career and their beloved Giants?

Do remember  the brilliant careers that died under Tom Coughlin  but do not kill the Giant’s future by  letting  Jerry Reese go too. The NFL is really about the players, the fans.  Jerry Reese gets no respect or recognition for the players  he has provided Coughlin to misuse. The rest of the league has never been blind to Coughlin’s faults.

The best teams have a excellent GM and he picks a excellent coach or assistants. You have had the best in the business in GM all you need is to let him pick the best coach.

The players he has picked since his  beginning are the best. Some have been super although OBJ is clearly in a league by himself and another living example of the genius of your GM.

He has chosen football players with skills, and exceptional desire and character. For you to choose to link him to Coughlin would be adding insult to the injuries inflicted on Eli, Odell, and Giant players, fans, and their families for ten years and counting.

ISIS……Another Child of Human Inhumanity.

            France is the latest country to be a victim of mass murder. Killing deliberately has always been a given. The horror of such is magnified because of the site of this disgusting exhibition or because we all can relate, suddenly, to the fact that we are all human and threatened by “innocent” people being slaughtered?

Certainly the number of casualties cannot be appalling. The great and wonderful country , USA, launched a “war” totally unjustified against a country , Iraq, killing thousands daily. This war, coincidentally,  was one of 2 that spawned the  seeds of the mass murder demonic plague in the mid east.

These seeds , Al-Qaeda, ISIS, are now the  declared enemy of all humans because their religion is adverse to Judaism or Christianity. It can be offered that this atrocity happened on the wrong continent. The dastardly acts of horror and inhumanity in Africa, Asia, South America seemingly were not as universally “heart felt”. That ,perhaps, is ignored because it has been a constant there since the genocidal exploitation of the colonialists has been minimized. The sick , malnourished, raped and psychologically maimed  native inhabitants focus their murders on each other.

War on who now is the question? Many attempts to instigate war on Islam , a religious faith with 1.8 billion followers is being massaged by the right wing ,conservatives, Christians as a solution. That has a familiar ring to it . The fact is War never solved killing. In fact it has authorized all killing. Planned mass murder is what war is.

The current administration in the USA, and its chief, Barack Hussein Obama, has been a bane to all the Right wing, Conservatives ,”Christians” since he took office seven years ago. Every move he made was denounced and opposed by the same people who authorized the unjust war on Iraq. From rescuing the country from economic chaos, ending the slaughter of innocent mid easterners ,to bringing Americans finest specimens home he has not ever had “their” support.

He has chosen to negate this “gang warfare” by decapitation of leadership, starting with Bin Laden and other recognized  Captains of the insane killers that have attempted to terrorize the planet at large with killing. The latest drone strike of  “Jihadi John” was ignored as was the preceding eliminations of ISIS notables.

Paris could be viewed as a desperate last act by a dying force. A kamikaze move to escape the gallows of elimination. These small totally frustrated group attempts by the extreme are not nearly as insidious as  any “War” or the daily horrors  and planned elimination of freedom, justice and equality from every one.

The rejection and neglect of the less fortunate at home and abroad is resonated with the treatment proposed for”some” immigrants and refugees.This attitude is what will ultimately define our character as a nation and a people.

This President, and my country would have been better served to holding  the leaders of that preceding criminal administration accountable and addressing  the ” home made terrorism”within our borders.

Killing for any reason other than immediate self defense is the enemy of all of us. Regardless of skin color, religion or nationality, killing must be eventually,if not sooner, stopped or chosen as a resolution for anything.

Murder, Mass murder,  is the ultimate terror by any means. A killing of any one of us is a undeniable threat to all of us

Republicans…..Fraternity for losers

                  The “Great Debate” to determine who would be the latest excuse for the embarrassment and ridicule guaranteed to follow  is a necessary spectacle. It is mandated as a opportunity to view, hear and choose a candidate for the presidential election in 2016. The freedom to vote is a cornerstone of our Democracy.

The fact that all of the”Republicans” have erased any possible doubt that the leadership of this nation and thus the free world is infinitely greater than their capacity to understand, much less do, is what will, hopefully,be a crystal clear result. This reality will,hopefully, hasten the dismissal of their sordid thinking.

The ten chosen participants evidently still had no clue that even clowns need a policy to be effectively funny. This debate will not ever be funny although laughter maybe heard for centuries. The Republican focus seems to be to find a “celebrity”. Any loud mouth, no thinker is eligible as long as he is popular. No she, or woman is really eligible, nor any minority. More importantly the Republicans know they cannot win this election.

Let’s be a bit detailed about this time in our lives. The Republicans have been the “party” that has been the legislative and executive controllers of our government since Reagan .To be broader and for the sake of comparison,dictated the moral and civil attitudes lived and expressed by our nation since the post civil war period. The attempts to divide the people or to use divisive tactics to maintain or establish their agenda is well documented.

Racism, bigotry, denial of basic human rights were  the norm. The separation  of cultures and denial of equal economic growth were institutionalized. The use of lies and abuses of power  have been so flagrant that the population has been numbed by the consistency. Terms such as Right or Left, Conservative or Liberal, Christian or Non Christian, Black or White, Man or Woman has been used to justify denial of freedom and human rights. Justice and equality for all was never a sincere goal.

Our planet, Earth, has physically remained basically unchanged since the earliest documentation of human existence. The human growth , scientific and technological changes are overwhelmingly obvious. Social and Psychological progress can be left to interpretation but the process of walking to rocket travel speaks for itself. Lip to ear replaced by Cell phones with Cameras in every child’s hand makes it impossible to hide almost anything ..going forward.

Going forward…that is the most glaring fault of this “group” of people. Killing, War, Inhumanity to any other opposition, Environmental pollution, Denial of past WRONG are still the core of their values ,regardless of the label on their heads. Their disgusting lack of integrity and morals coupled with the putrid examples of leadership reached a peak in 2008 . This also was, coincidentally, a time when “Social Media” became undeniable

The result was their loss of ability to disguise or hide the most disturbing and criminal acts of inhumanity documented. Progress had passed them up. The alarming factor is their choice is not to progress, not to go forward, as if going backward was ever possible .

So we have seen their candidates whose most impressively rude ,unapologetic, insulting member wears the Face of all the country’s decadent Republicans. A billionaire who is bankrupt of integrity, self respect and moral decency.

These people have spent the money and time for the last seven years trying to deny the nauseating acts and perpetrators of the dark ages that their thinking represents. Seven years of idiotic statements and acts to inhibit “change” to be better. Seven years of self cannibalization and mean, cruel, attacks on minorities, women, and denial of truth.

Sad but more importantly, there will always be individuals who will kill ,lie and steal. It may be awhile before government will be clear of these human faults but the fact that mankind has moved beyond being silent or letting these injustices go unaddressed is a fact.

Some one needs to inform “them” that their policies and values are what matter. Someone needs to tell them their  acts and words cannot be retracted. Someone needs to tell them that all lives do matter.

The Fear of Hillary

                   The Republican party does not want to see the day any “woman” takes the office of POTUS,  but the “Hillary” woman generates  the worst fear that they can imagine.

Trying to distance reality with the misinformed  display of potential candidates who portray a stunning list of losers is clearly not happening . Their  only common ground challenges public indecency statutes, in a figurative sense.

This nauseating group of confused hypocrites that are Republicans are actually represented in both parties of our government. Hillary is  the one person who has taken all of their lethal blows. The one person who knows what to do from first hand and second hand experience and just how to get it done .

The Forty Seven congressmen traitors and their supporters will all some day soon  be a part of the epitaph of the Republican party as it presently is. It will be earmarked as  a sad embarrassing part of America’s history. A putrid residue  of the sick society that embraced  slavery, humiliation and disrespect of women, worshiped crime, murder and hypocrisy.

Obama’s election and reelection has “exposed” many for what they can only be….Racists, Bigots, Elitists,  insensitive liars  who seem to think that repetition of the same ridiculous insults might bring …………..er?

That, perhaps,  is the Republicans  most egregious fault, so many to choose from ,but adding insult to injury by repeating the same lies, with  a change in who is wearing the Dunce cap is surely evidence of mental depravity at best .

That being the opposition this is who Hillary is.

She is most intelligent . A woman who is an  experienced leader in every station in her life . .and  did I say this enough…A woman who is brave , confident, strong and for you astrologers,  a Scorpio woman. She is the Lady from Benghazi, her, of email fame, the recipient of such cruel insensitive petty harassment and personal criticisms…

A real woman in every sense of the word is Hillary R. Clinton ….. rising from her ashes.

The Secretary of State who was a trusted part of the closure on Bin Laden when NONE of the opposing party could ever be trusted. A woman, who is an experienced and respected world leader and now triumphs in her fight for her  family in  standing down criticism and public scorn for what she knew was right. Fearless, as a only a pissed off woman can be …this has been a long time coming.

 Yeah, fellas, I think she could very well be pissed off…… with a lot of  justifying reasons…Being a loving Grandmother is not going to save  your headlights either,  both of them,for sure.

She, like many Americans of all sexes and colors and creeds , cannot forget. Will not ever forget …..the  wrongs ….and the adjustments needed to remedy said wrongs..or getting even will only be the beginning……

.Oh, please remember she is Bill’s wife..a great President..a man’s man……she stood by him………