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Bob Phillips
Bob Phillips

"Facility staff will create a new policy and procedures manual, to replace the one that was lost after the facility flooded."

 

Amidst the horror, something to laugh about. They lost the only copy of the manual! Gee, I'll bet they scrupulously followed  "policy and procedures," they even had it written down. Somewhere. Before the flood.

 

The whole sordid story is written between those lines.

Seeta
Seeta moderator

Thanks for this Nancy -- staggering and heartbreaking.  So important to elevate our consciousness on the thirteenth amendment loophole!

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

This is stunning.  Thank you.  This is what we face as we talk about dismantling the prison industrial complex.  It's not simple, and we must commit to the long term.  But I commit to bringing mind and heart to the struggle.

 

Let's not be swindled by the new "Right on Crime" proposals and the rush to privatized "community corrections" that do nothing to address racial and economic justice, but do, in fact, reify and further entrench old injustices. 

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

 @Bob Phillips My thoughts exactly Bob

 

sounds they are not doing too well with the "New Manual" either :(

 

i swear- i have never seen such a put as YSC -- truly truly Medieval

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

 @Seeta thanks Seeta Yes -- slavery totally NOT abolished..

 

We must never stop until it is

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

 @Seeta True, true, true.  Loophole = prisoners are not human beings. 

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

 @KayWhitlock Yes Kay and thank you again for your analysis of the Confidence  Men and their shell games..

 

Eternal Vigilance.. Always

Seeta
Seeta moderator

 @KayWhitlock Exactly. White collar criminals, tho, totally human.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

 @Seeta Another loophole! 

 

They're everywhere where they can benefit teh whites.