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Wednesday, June 07, 2017


I talked to a to a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way. 

He said, "Up until last week, I still had it all. I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had HDTV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library. I was working on my MBA on-line. I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage." 

I felt sorry for him, so I asked, "What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?" 

"Oh no, nothing like that," he said. "No, no.... I was "PAROLED"


Anonymous said...

yeah, that's another of the LONG list of issues that needs to be addressed! Just never enough time to get to the list with the 24/7 cycle of stuff.

Anonymous said...

That sounds about right. I am a retired Correctional Officer from a state prison. They give the inmates too much. When you even try to question why they receive so many perks in prison. They always tell you it cuts down on the violence. So who is running the prison anyway the inmates or the state. They still stab each other up about once a week. so I guess without the perks they would be stabbing each other up every day.

Anonymous said...

I would love to know where this facility is. Take the time to talk to actual inmates and their family members about the conditions at places such as Jessup, Hagerstown, and ECI Annex. While I am not doubting that this happens in some places, I can promise you that the inmates in these facilities are not in this situation. While I believe in a correctional system, I would like to know what is being done in the state of Maryland to correct the behaviors that caused people to be incarcerated. From what I have seen in the past five years, the system is punitive, not corrective. We as a society need to help the inmates
to change their behaviors so that they can be contributing members of society upon their release instead of lifelong burdens on taxpayers.