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Terrifying thoughts 

And so she began to wonder if the rock of her life, the man who had never touched her but always been by her side, and who had proclaimed he had never said a single word in her against, and who with respect to the received opinion of family and all was the most real and true thing her life had ever had, had actually, in terrible truth, been one of that team who – meaning precisely to do the harm they later delivered – had deliberately, disgracefully, coolly, and awful casually, acquiesced – through violent act and coward’s omission of fact – to her month-long incarceration that summer of terrifying thoughts …


Recap of "13th"


“13th” analyzes the marginalization of African Americans and the mass incarceration of citizens in the United States. This documentary explains the history behind institutionalized racism and its lasting impact on American culture. 364 more words

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The Men Of China Hill

One doesn’t usually see hills within prison walls.  Prisons are customarily built upon flat ground. This allows the surrounding gun towers to have a clear, steady line of sight upon the perimeter, ensuring a clear shot towards any desperate convicts who might choose to make a break for the wall.  1,708 more words


Introducing the Language of Caste

On this day, marked as the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s death, I am analyzing the introduction to Michelle Alexander’s, Mass Incarceration in the Age of… 842 more words


The Prison Industrial Complex

As defined by PrisonAbolition.org, the “Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) is a term used to describe the overlapping interests of government and industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic, social and political problems.” It is considered a complex because of the network that essentially exploits free labor (that is prisoners), between the police, privately-owned prisons, companies, the courts, and so forth. 376 more words



Bureaucracy and blurred red lines
Sharpness of indecency
I hate this need to fight authority
My stupid desire to break the rules… 185 more words

5 Myths Keeping Christians From Caring for Prisoners

Article written for Relevant Magazine.Collaboration with Prison Fellowship®. Originally published on February 17, 2017.

Prisons are full of people in pain and who have caused pain.

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