May 28, 2012

Comment Response

by Robert Outman (author's profile)
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Prisons Our Children's New Future
(March 2, 2012)


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Karen J. Woodward

Dear Karen,

Please excuse my delayed reply to your posting. Prisoners have no access to computers, so Between the Bars has to mail responses to me, then I mail replies to them for posting. Unfortunately, our prison overlords do not share our urgency in mail.

Anyway, I am so delighted you are willing to carry this cause forward; you are a sentient heroine! This punishment driven system not only produces state made monsters, but severely bleeds an already anemic economy. Per year, prisons cost nationwide $63.5 billion dollars, California $14+ billion.

Your latest posting was cut off, so I didn't receive the last part of your message. However, do please spell check the essay [4 pages accompanied] and dispense it [or anything else on my blog] as you please.

Karen, as an old man in prison, I experience first hand the system's insensitivity towards the elderly, but much sadder, I bear witness to very young men coming into this horrid place to be turned into hardened monsters. "REHABILITATION" is nothing more than a rhetorical device, a Potemkin village few are willing to look behind.

To expedite messages, you may write directly to: Robert Outman, P-79939, PO Box 409060, Ione, CA 95640-9060.

In debt and admiration to your altruism,

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