In your cell, you struggle with your desires. You really just want to take these classes, get yourself better, and stop living a destructive lifestyle. You don’t want to see the pain in your mother’s eyes anymore, knowing that you caused it.
Ever since George Floyd, our nation has been in a civil unrest, with rioting and protesting for justice. I think it is crazy that a person, any person, would have to fight for justice in America today.
Rank says I’ve got a call in problem
No, I won’t be suiting up today!
I’ve got the unit’s number on speed dial
See I ain’t got no problem callin’ in at all
Each night when we got home from work, they came to the back door to wait for us to come out and feed them, pet them, and love them. And night after night they were disappointed.
Everyone is protesting, demanding justice and asking for laws to be changed. I agree there needs to be a change, but I believe that it starts with the thoughts of our hearts. It’s the sentiment that needs to change.
How are the prisons responding to the pandemic and still protecting those residing within their walls from such dehumanization? In short, they are not.
Just like everything else that happens outside of prison, we assumed that we would not be affected by this coronavirus at first. Even as it began to spread across the world, there was a sense of denial about what was going on in the free world, as those of us locked up describe the world outside of prison.
I desire so badly, so strongly to go back to the ’80s back when it was a simpler time. No crazy, no Corona. Back before I made bad choices that took away my adult life. If I could just go back, back when, then maybe I could change it…
To stay sane in prison, to be able to be willingly locked away, it takes some mind manipulation. Thoughts such as: ”I can leave any time I want; I just don’t want to leave.”