Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Tuesday, October 04, 2005  

Stop the presses!!

A young, educated white man goes to prison for a year (released in ten weeks due to overcrowding) for pot and MDMA possession and discovers:

I cannot begin to recount all the men I met, particularly those with prior records or those on parole, who were re-incarcerated for crimes they did not commit, simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people.

How does he know they're innocent? They told him they were. Well, that ought to be good enough for all of us.

All those innocent men are behind bars because:

. . .University of Nevada-Las Vegas Criminal Justice professor Richard Shelden calls a "criminal justice industrial complex" where “the police, the courts and the prison system have become huge, self-serving and self-perpetuating bureaucracies, which along with corporations, have a vested interest in keeping crime at a certain level.

Of course, it's all a scam! The System gets rich on creating criminals.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 9:29 PM |