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  • From the out I think all understand the sadness of such an article. But I think from a MBA/MDIV, you might look at the numbers differently than myself. You see, the units rented are not where the money flows freely. Unlike private institutions, costs cannot be reduced beyond the low ...
    on The Hidden Cost of Incarceration by Charles Douglas Owens, II Jan. 12, 2020
  • Chuck, I prefer snail mail too...although you know that. And as a friendly reminder I have known without a shadow of a doubt...some snail mail is also "lost." What does it mean "lost"? I think, you think, that I think, that you think...it wasn't lost at all. Big 10-4 good ...
    on Open Letter 2020 by Chuck Thompson Jan. 13, 2020
  • I am sorry to hear your appeal failed. Do not lose hope. Do you go to church service? Sign up for the Catholic Mass and tell the priest your name, if you want to pray.
    on Dear Outside World by Christopher Trotter Jan. 13, 2020
  • Dymitri, The nature of time is interesting...no? (I am smiling here because I learned that particular turn of the phrase from you...no?) Yes! Now young man...I don't know if I like the sound of that..."human progress will be noticeably be speeded up." When details are slowing me down...hummmmm....please expound on ...
    on 2020!! by Dymitri Haraszewski Jan. 13, 2020
  • Chuck... Transparency is demanded in Church, civic organizations, school administration, public officials, and high-level corporate management. Why does the American public allow inmates to be stripped of all rights...including the right of human dignity, value, and worth. Being in custody means being in the care of...so why hide behind the ...
    on Cause Of Death: Undetermined by Charles Douglas Owens, II Jan. 20, 2020
  • Empathy and Me from Father John Sometimes scriptures simply make me smile. What is it about smiling naturally that give us a feeling of well-being? Some scientist could probably tell me, but I prefer to feel the mystery; some call this the ‘love’ of Christ and others the ‘peace’ of ...
    on Can e Fix Mass Incarceration Without Including Violent Offenders? by Charles Douglas Owens, II Jan. 25, 2020
  • I agree whole heartedly that non-violent offenders must be released to reduce the population. But I also believe that those who have one felony on their record...a crime of passion...a one time act of violence...should be assessed for rehabilitation after ten years. Most one time violent offenders made a serious ...
    on A Recipe For Disaster': Democratic Lawmakers Visit Parchman After Deadly Violence by Charles Douglas Owens, II Jan. 31, 2020
  • If you took the time to read this post...please take time to sign the petition...it is time for change. FJP
    on An Open Letter To The Incoming Commissioner Of The MIssissippi Department Of Corrections by Charles Douglas Owens, II Feb. 4, 2020
  • Michael, you are such what we older midwestern people call a hoot. I got a good laugh here. Important for comedic lambasting. You are uniquely qualified to offer an unaduleterated op-ed piece on the price paid for decisions rendered. So keep on jamming you free spirit. I have a snail ...
    on Untitled by Michael Flinner Feb. 6, 2020
  • James, it has been awhile since you published a picture. Very nice...matisse. The landscape you painted for me is in my living room...close to the TV. This is a true story James...people want to take that picture off the wall and look at it up real close. You remember the ...
    on Based upon a painting by Claude Monet by James Riva Feb. 8, 2020
  • Charles, There is not a shred of doubt that Parchman must be closed. So how to do that? I believe the governor should form a special commission to study the profiles of each inmate of the entire MDOC system, to determine which inmates can receive clemency and early release. This ...
    on Two More Mississippi Inmates Killed At Parchman Prison. Inmate Death Toll Reaches Nine by Charles Douglas Owens, II Feb. 15, 2020
  • It slays me on TV all the time...when they can't find out the bad guy...they always say the same thing. The same thing...over and over and over! As if this were the answer to some great riddle. They always say...'follow the money.' Hummmmmm...follow the money....hummmmmmmm.... what is injustice worth? what's ...
    on The Hidden Cost of Incarceration by Charles Douglas Owens, II Feb. 18, 2020
  • What’s all the rushin’ fer? I’m just kinda lazy today, a ponderin’ ‘round This dusty ole’ road where confusions abound You’alls crazy, helter-skelter, frazzled days Lika buncha busy ants, a scurryin’ every which ways Buckin’ life--like a horse with a saddle n’ a burr Still I’m a wonderin’; what’s all ...
    on Poetry by Steve J. Burkett Feb. 26, 2020
  • I am grateful you allow my supernatural beliefs in our relationship. I would never expect another to subscribe to my beliefs. Supernatural beliefs, those beyond natural, provide some basis for understanding great suffering and sometimes abandonment. Complete denial of the supernatural is a belief system of its own. it is ...
    on These Are a Few of My (Least) Favorite Things by Dymitri Haraszewski March 1, 2020
  • The co-pay for Indiana is 3 times higher in Jail (i.e. unregulated). Out-sourcing medical and dental services enables individual institutions to charge much higher than those fees reported here. Those institutions privatized are even worse! The public tacitly agrees with all the monetary and psychological high jinx perpetrated on captives ...
    on The steep cost of medical co-pays in prison puts health at risk by Charles Douglas Owens, II March 13, 2020
  • Brother of mine Charles Douglas, The "my" you bracketed was surely not intended in reference to said expose. Your blog clearly reflects the author of each article. And each article is surely an expose, because they "make visible by uncovering." By sharing them, you are (I am guessing) reaching a ...
    on A Recipe For Disaster': Democratic Lawmakers Visit Parchman After Deadly Violence by Charles Douglas Owens, II March 14, 2020
  • D-Your response is fascinating. When Barnum and Bailey raised the "Big Top," and ran that high wire over everyone's head, everyone said, "ain't that amaze-N! them people can balance like that up there?" I carefully read your response twice and then thrice, savoring that high-wire act. It made me google, ...
    on These Are a Few of My (Least) Favorite Things by Dymitri Haraszewski March 22, 2020
  • Post Script Wikipedia says without credit what seems a philosophical conjecture. I wonder who thought that? It would take some research to write an alternate reality conjecture. Much of Vonnegut’s work is marked by an essentially fatalistic worldview that nonetheless embraces modern humanist beliefs.
    on These Are a Few of My (Least) Favorite Things by Dymitri Haraszewski March 23, 2020
  • RE: 49hx March 23, 2020 The internet is deep James, who can see the bottom? So I will research some more naval battles of the 16th to the 18th centuries and try and find a good few free of copy restrictions. It will go snail mail, so I pray you ...
    on Based upon a painting by Claude Monet by James Riva March 23, 2020
  • To model Social Justice some goals would be appropriate to pursue: Teach Right from Wrong, Respect for Life, Forgiveness and Mercy - teach by example and demonstrate these values by actions, stand with victims and their families and loved ones, support help for offenders and their families and loved ones, ...
    on Texas Death Row Lives in Squallor by Chuck Thompson March 27, 2020
  • Dear Charles Douglas, The Bible would tell me to pray for those who oppose that which is good, and right and TRUE. So to some degree I am indebted to the COMPLEX or CONGLOMERATE or whatever name you give to for profit companies and officials of the Justice System. From ...
    on The Hidden Cost of Incarceration by Charles Douglas Owens, II April 2, 2020
  • Charles, This bill is balanced...and appears to me to be good...and right...and true. If ever there was a time for non-partisan action. this time, the time of trial...the time to care for those who need us...the time of crisis...There is an urgency to make GOOD now...to help this generation thereby ...
    on Two More Mississippi Inmates Killed At Parchman Prison. Inmate Death Toll Reaches Nine by Charles Douglas Owens, II April 4, 2020
  • Charles, The final sentence quote is entirely moving. I have seen this on the ground over and over and over. When charges are "piled on"---some are unfounded or without evidence---but if the plea is took---which promises to drop all the bogus charges and perhaps even the one committed, for the ...
    on Statement of Principles Regarding the Trial Penalty by Charles Douglas Owens, II April 13, 2020
  • Dear Chuck...what a kind and compassionate soul you are. You see beyond. Yes, we at home miss time worn habits that may never return to normal. But the pain goes deeper than that. Good people have died who cannot be properly grieved at funerals. At least not yet. I know ...
    on Solitary Solitude by Chuck Thompson May 11, 2020
  • MRF...Highly meaningful. Carefully prepared and gently pushing towards the ultimate conclusion for all humans, love. Faith and Imagination have prepared you well for eternal life. You would be the type to get this greeting on the other side..."well done my good and faithful servent...come to the reward that has been ...
    on Surviving Covid 19 by Antoine Murphy May 24, 2020