Our Prison System
Letter to the Editor - OC Weekly
(In response to the OC Weekly article, "Who'll
Stop the Pain",
published January 21, 2011)
on the jails and prisons was good but inadequate as it is impossible to
describe the spirit in those places unless you are the victim yourself.
It is definitely the
devil’s playground with all the devil’s helpers watching, waiting,
Describe the taking of
one’s humanity. Tell how it feels when your very soul seems sucked out
of you. Subtle, crafty, but real.
Lockdown is one way of
stealing your humanity as time is taken from you. All the universe is
in the element called time and without that sense of being, there is
nothing to cling to.
Isolating is another
cruel treatment as we are of the species who cling together to feel
safe and get out of ourselves.
Crying and pouring out
one’s feelings is therapy. However, it is called weakness in prison and
punishment doled out.
We are of a nation who
has gotten so far from reality and feeling for one another that I fear
our judgment will burn us like Sodom and Gomorrah.
I described just a
little of the spiritual aspect of this pits of hell. I will refrain
from the filth and disgust in the facility itself. I am talking about
OCJ. It is beyond fixin’… this rehab place.
I suggest we remove the
prisoners. Leave in the rest and burn it to the ground.