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Who Are the Good Guys?

We are so worried about gun control and getting all the guns off the streets, when we have police officers and prison guards who misuse their power and are just as guilty as what we call “criminals.”

Our prison systems are infiltrated with those of power that are more-evil than those they guard.  When put in a position of power, you are given great responsibility to lead with integrity.  When you are the law, breaking the law and getting away with it just because you have power, a double standard is being set that absolutely no one benefits from.

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Where do you think inmates get all their contra ban such as drugs, cell phones, and weapons from? It isn’t from all the visitors that get thoroughly searched every time they come in.

Inside the prisons, physical, sexual, mental, emotional and verbal abuse are prevalent.  Food has been denied and people are just down right treated worse that you would treat your animals.  Our prison systems do not even have air conditioners.  Everything is metal.  It gets over 110 degrees in there.  It is against the law to have an animal in those conditions.

If anyone thinks that any rehabilitation is going on under those conditions, we are sadly mistaken, and many wonder why inmates end up back in the system.  They are not given the tools they need to survive in the free world, on top of having to deal with PTSD as a result of being incarcerated. 

Yes, they made a bad choice to end up in the slammer and no it isn’t supposed to be enjoyable.  However, there should be an opportunity to be treated like a human and to rehabilitate so that a life beyond prison is obtainable.  We all are just one decision away from being inside ourselves or it may be that we just haven’t been caught yet.

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Maybe if the rehabilitation of our inmates were a bigger priority and the actions of the staff that kept them were held to a higher standard, gun control wouldn’t be such an issue.  So really, who are the good guys here?

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6 thoughts on “Who Are the Good Guys?

  1. The entire justice system is a creative to enable failure. In fact I got first hand involvement into a study based on learning bahaviors and difficulties among prisoners. The study revealed that 70/80% of all inmates suffered from an acute learning disability and had a terrible learning experience that lead to anger and rebellion.

    To much categorization and not enough individualization inside this hell bound system.

    Great article, God Bless

    Rob

    1. Those are very interesting statistics and not shocking to me at all. Thank you so much for your input. It’s a platform that is so large and so needy. One day at a time. 

  2. Take away the issue of firearms, which is an argument that coming from the UK,I admit that my opinions are formed by the news media information that i am exposed to, and so I do not understand, or wish to get involved in any discussion about. Both of our societies have to look beyond themselves to understand why our so-called justice systems that both our countries are burdened with only succeed to stand up in the western world as failures and poor examples of how to treat and reform our citizens when they stray from the acceptable bounds of what is expected of them.

    Both of our countries have to look outwards and be inwardly ashamed that our criminal justice systems only seem to succeed in generating more (criminals), more and more of whom have the the inevitable outcome thrust upon them of institutionalisation. We just seem to try to resolve our society problems by building more and more prisons to house a never ending explosion in population.

    Both of our society leaders take great satisfaction in belittling all of the other western civilisations and yet a closer look shows a far more liberal view of how to treat their populations and for the past 30 years have been closing their justice institutions on average at twice the speed at which our two countries manage to build new ones.

    1. You make a very good point.  We can talk about it all day but what are we going to do about it?  Thank you for your comments.

  3. Dear Angela,

    Thanks a lot for the informative and insightful post.

    The information you shared on the difficulties people face inside the prison is really hurting. I watched in some movies how prisoners are treated inside and how challenging it is to survive inside. 

    Indeed, we need to treat them as humans and provide or create an environment which help them to realize their mistake. 

    With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility but many are misusing the power that’s the problem here. Things need to change. Your article certainly made me think more on the subject and the system need to be changed.

    Much Success!

    Paul

    1. If we want this world to become a better place then things will definitely have to change.  Education is the key to getting the word out and hopefully getting a change made.  Thanks for your comments.

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