June 26, 2012

Felons are People Too

by Horace Payne (author's profile)



Being incarcerated is a bad sit-
Even calling your family to keep
up relations;

I worked every week for just a
small fee,
Which made it impossible to call
my family;

The fees that are charged for a
long distance call,
It was very clear it wasn't worth
it at all;

Mental illnesses something
that's real,
Being examined by those with
no experience in this field;

Being a felon my voice won't
be heard,
I can't even vote which is totally

In this new age of technology
we can all be aware,
Cameras should be placed every-

By far this is not a solution,
It's a great start for ALL
correctional institutions;

I've been thinking of a plan
I know that will work,
Use undercover inmates to un-
cover the dirt;

I've served five years I had to
see it to believe,
How officers have licenses to
lie and deceive;

The innocent being punished
some serving more years,
Not able to read or write only
Expressing their fears;

I've experienced what I tell you
so while you lay in your beds,
Think of these incidents they
are very widespread;

Attending fair hearings there
are many who decline,
To even show up knowing it's a
waste of time;

When I speak of these issues
we all know what this means,
Our system is out of hand and it's
to the extreme;

I've experienced MANY injust-
ices I could go on and on,
To sum it all up there's something
terribly wrong!

Horace Payne


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threelittlebirds Posted 8 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
Your voice has been heard. There are some who work tirelessly on your behalf and look forward to the day when you are free and can rejoin the fight.

DJ2NICE Posted 8 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years ago   Favorite
thank you for your interest

DJ2NICE Posted 8 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years ago   Favorite
why are voting rights taken from felons, a clear message that felons are not considered to be citizens of the United States of America

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