Men In Cages by Mike Williams 08/02/2016 @ 11:48 A.M.
and wondered what is the principal point?
They waste away what seems like ages,
and rarely rehabilitate inside of the joint.
The sick system we call criminal justice,
is not really any justice at all.
A mistake made one pays a lifetime,
it is human to err, stumble, and fall.
To those that have been long neglected,
neglect twists and turns upon their mind,
Cages kill the best of human spirit,
and cause greater issues you will find.
How many innocent men are locked away,
and robbed of freedom, finances, and choice?
The legal eagles have got their man,
to put behind bars with silenced voice.
The court and lawyers make their money,
and prisons are a profitable industry too.
Little good may it do for society,
when hardened criminals are released upon you.
For criminal victims there is little restitution,
who profits from ones we marginalize?
What is the intent of an institution?
it’s time we opened up our eyes!
Note: I despise the criminal justice system, because I don’t see the point of it, other than to profit from the misfortune of others. Because it is a system based on profit, it also one of the most corrupt systems of our society. I see little improvement where a convicted criminal is concerened and often the judges, D.A.’s, lawyers, police, jailers, bail bondsman, and community corrections officers become criminals themeselves. Instead of dealing with one aspect of crime, we now have two to contend with. All of this must be reconsidered as it ruins families, individuals, and undermines the whole point of the system at the cost of the tax paying citizen and ruined lives. Ultamately I consider the long term outcome. Are we creating a better future, or a far worse one with a greater criminal element? A system of rehabilitation and restitution (to a victim of crime and not to the criminal justice system), or a racket?
“Siquidem quum pessime sinitis educari, & mores paulatim ab teneris annis corrumpi, puniendos uidelicet, tum demum quum ea flagitia uiri designent, quorum spem de se perpetuam a pueritia usquam praebuerant, quid aliud quaeso quam facitis fures, & ijdem plectitis! Iam me haec loquente iuris ille consultus.”
For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.
– Sir Thomas More, Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia. (1516)
The title translation (often rendered simply ‘Utopia’), “A truly golden little book, no less beneficial than entertaining, of a republic’s best state and of the new island Utopia”.