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Caitlin13
wvcy

12/31/12
Mon.
10:35 P.M.

Your comments was well appreciated. It's only right that I share a very good story with you.

Before I do, let me say this, I've been working with two groups trying to ban solitary confinement in American prisons. As you can guess, it is a rigorous task, but an issue that human beings must address. I've been in solitary confinement (writing letters, poetry, articles, poems, reading newspapers, and doing push-ups) for the last thirteen years. Just recently, the prison supervisors let me OFF solitary confinement.

I've witnessed, first hand, living in a such state drives human beings literally insane. It's a situation that can empty out the human soul. Empty all of the good out of one. And if one don't have the knowledge or ability to revive, one becomes a figure of transfixion. My situation, in particular, pushed me closer to God. Can you imagine that? I had begun to read about theology, religion, history and much more. At the current time I'm awaiting a bed in the general population. So, while I'm off solitary confinement status, I'm still in the solitary building.

My heart is smiling happily.

I read heavy dosages of the Qu'ran and of the Bible. The reason I did it was because I needed something to cling on to. I had hit a low point. Today, I refuse to be an angry and bitter human being. The politics of today, in my perspective, have human beings hating each other to the extreme. Do you believe love can overcome hate?

I'm eager to go to the general population. I plan to get me a job, so I can raise money to buy me a television set. my old television set is broken, and I'm the type of person that likes to know what's going on in the world.

With all of the wars, "new trends", bombs, and hostility at an all time high, do you ever wonder just where is the world headed???

Happy New Year's!

Al-Amin Akbar

http://betweenthebars.org/blogs/285

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Douglas_mill Posted 9¬†years, 4¬†months ago. ✓ Mailed 9¬†years, 4¬†months ago   Favorite
Hello, it's been interesting reading your blog. 1st I think that no, they need solitary confinement. Safety issue. Some people are a threat to others and need to be kept away. But as a punishment for unrelated issue? I think that's not right. But then again, what would I know. I'm just a 17 year old kid. Anyways, I just got released after being in county jail for 2 days for possession of marihuana (b.s.) but I have a hint of the feel of being locked up and I surely hope you get out soon. Don't give up hope on it. I believe you would be a help and not a harm to society...but society doesn't think so...YET. It can all change hope you get out. You have my support if it means anything. -Douglas mill Houston tx

Al-Amin Akbar Posted 9¬†years, 3¬†months ago.   Favorite
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