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Euphemism

Prison officials are experts at euphemism. Just a reminder as to what euphemism is:

The substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensively explicit, as in… 115 more words

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22 years in prison

In my area this week, a man who killed a young girl, was arrested. Newspapers reported that he’d just gotten out of prison after serving his full sentence of 22 years. 166 more words

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Training for Freedom

The theory is that prison will teach a man (or woman) how to live in society. It doesn’t work. It’s the farthest thing from what actually happens. 324 more words

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A Critical Time

A convict faces several critical times, arrest, first time in jail, sentencing, first time in a penitentiary, parole hearings and release. I think this last is the worst. 344 more words

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The Writing of Dystopia

Once in a while, a man in prison excels at writing. Such a man was Mike. I gave him a few principles of writing and off he went. 444 more words

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