disclaimer: profanity ahead, no images, a lot of profanity
With that said, I just finished watching the last episode of season 4 of Orange Is The New Black, this was by far the best season. But away with all that happy shit. Please see (http://www.revelist.com/tv/oitnb-season-4-prison-convention/3099) to know what the fuck I’m talking about. Also read (http://www.alternet.org/story/17392/the_truth_about_private_prisons)
Yo! for real. I’m fucked up right! I can’t even stomach it. One that was wild, what an ending. 2. We need to shut down the prison system NOW!! Right Fucking NOW!!!
No disrespect to families and friends that have been cops, are cops or corrections officers, but for real. FUCK THAT!!!
After seeing the portrayal of privately owned prisons. Yo! we don’t know what the fuck is going on inside these places. If any of this is true I want to help bring a firestorm to this inhumane, vial, sinful, god damn piece of shit industry. Your fucking warehousing bodies. Your putting men and women mostly Black and Latino and growing Asian populations of people in warehouses, your reducing them to commodities, your fucking putting them on an auction bloc, yo! there was another time when this happened it was fucking slavery.
Right NOW!!! all my comrades, friends, families, homies that know anything about private prisons, where they are, how they are run, how they are funded, who is funding them etc… etc… post that shit, tweet that shit, flood that shit, burn that shit, fuck that shit up. I believe in prayer…but now its time to instigate for their release, it’s time to instigate for the end of the modern day slavery machine, the NEW JIM CROW!!!!! If you need fuel, if you need motivation if you need a will, a determination watch this season. I had no idea, now honestly I really get the anger in Kanye’s voice in “New Slaves” when he said,
“Meanwhile the DEA
Teamed up with the CCA (http://www.cca.com/our-history)
They tryna lock niggas up
They tryna make new slaves
See that’s that privately owned prisons
Get your piece today
They prolly all in the Hamptons
Braggin’ ’bout what they made
Fuck you and your Hampton house
I’ll fuck your Hampton spouse
Came on her Hampton blouse
And in her Hampton mouth
Y’all ’bout to turn shit up
I’m ’bout to tear shit down
I’m ’bout to air shit out
Now what the fuck they gon’ say now?”
-Yeezy’s New Slaves (https://youtu.be/IyOL-f_UO5k)
The problem before I go any further with this rant, is that the CCA are not just a privatized prison corporation but they are very much a business with quotas etc. What does that mean? By having a quota this means that the prison has to fill that quota. For instance some prison’s have a 50/100 quota, this means that in order the prison to get and maintain funding a minimum of 50 beds must be filled out of 100. Now that doesn’t seem to bad, the problem is that most prisons are a 100/100 ratio and that means those beds have to be filled. How do those beds get filled? I thought you would never ask!!! Those beds get filled by trumping up petty crimes into felonies and then forcing inmates into taking a “plea” or what is known as a plea bargain. A plea bargain means you plea guilty to a lesser crime than the one arrested for but the state gets to still house you in a facility and you inherit a felony. What happens with felonies? Shit, what doesn’t happen with a felony?!?! What I’m getting at is that with these felonies, reentry is destined to fail, newly released inmates have a difficult time finding work and many go back to prison, such as Taystee in season two of OITNB. So with that said, I want you to know that this is not right. Corporations are one thing and pivatization but human beings, inmates, forcing people to be a prison stat, is sin! Point Blank!
So this is personal for me, and I know its personal for you and you and you and you and you….and it goes on and on and on and on.
I want to fight back, I’m in tears, there’s everything that’s happening growing up in a world, that represses you for fucking how you want to, for loving how you are born too, for believing in what moves you, doing dumb crimes because you feel forced to, it’s not a good Samaritan issue, it’s a justice one, this system is not just, this game is rigged, our prayers are fervent and their effectual but action is what makes our prayers answered.
I don’t know what else, to say…I’m moved and troubled and I’m ready to fight, I’m tired, I’m angry…A lot of my friends went prison, some died in prison, some are still their, stats continue to rise, you know fam that are in prison, you know loved ones locked up, there are so many scenario but it’s time to actually change this fucking excuse for slavery…it’s all races too!!! but, we know that this is racist system it’s always been and always will…Until we stop it, until we end it, until we burn it to the ground and rise like a fucking phoenix from its ashes…broken, smelling like smoke, beginning a new, building something new…
I’m done…have a good night….please flood my email with an arsenal of info to shut this down, especially this privately owned bullshit, this ain’t right, all you anyone who may read this and you actually are a part of this, fuck! I hope the smells of the cells you never enter, the faces you incarcerate but never see haunt you, the lives lost and the history forever altered gives you post traumatic stress. Until you stop going to work, until you stop this system, this is sick…it’s not a business it’s slavery, it’s not a fucking CorrectiCon these are real people real bodies, real stories…your disgusting…
Apologies…to anyone I might have kicked up feelings in…I’m probably gonna get booted for this…so be it….stop being a slave to this corporate bullshit…
Lastly, for all of you who have loved ones, family, friends etc who are victims to this insanity…I”m sorry. I’m sorry that as a christian and eventual pastor that other pastors and “Christians” have not done more to shut this down, I’m sorry that we live a world, that can disacaite feelings and connection in order to earn a paycheck…this system prison, private prisons destroys you the guard, you the warden, you the inmate, you the family, you the society, you the small town, you the city, you the world…This system does no good.
We have to encourage mentoring programs at least in the meantime, a buddy system where inmates have a bro, or a sis to help them at least for their first year out. Some of these styles of programs do exist, one in particular is called #CommunityConnectionsForYouth Community Connections For Youth @cc4y. This program was started by a justice related friend Ruben Austria find his info here (https://cc-fy.org/people/ruben-austria/) What CC4Y does is really address the #PrisonPipeline that is affecting many of our youth especially black and brown young men. But, the stats are rising for women especially Transgender women of color. I offered this as just a sort of imagination to see and believe that their are organizations working to affect this cancer of injustice. But, we have to do more. We have to end the prison system and also support and encourage and be their for our brothers and sisters who are coming home too. We have to do something, We need more…We need more…than this…