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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

America Has Become One Giant Prison

As calls for prison reform escalate, punishment and constant monitoring come closer to home.

On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail -- but she won't be free.

Alexander, whose case has gained some notoriety, endured three years of jail time and a year of house arrest while fighting off a prison sentence that would have seen her incarcerated for the rest of her life -- all for firing a warning shot that injured no one to fend off her abusive husband. Like manyblack women before her, Alexander was framed as a perpetrator in a clear case of self-defense. In November, as her trial date drew close, Alexander accepted a plea deal that will likely give her credit for time served, requiring her to spend "just" 65 more days in jail. Media coverage of the development suggested that Alexander would soon have her "freedom," that she would be "coming home."



Anonymous said...

There's a better solution to prison, house arrest and recidivism. Execution for repeat offenders is a real remedy to rid our communities of this vermin, regardless of the offence. It's a known fact that the crime rate for deceased persons is now near zero.

Anonymous said...

True 11:24-But that approach could come back to haunt us.

lmclain said...

"...the crime rate for deceased persons is now near zero."
Did one of them come back to life and do something wrong?
It only takes one to skewer that "zero" percent, you know.
Hitler convinced most cheerleading Germans that killing Jews, Gypsies, vagrants, newspaper writers, the mentally retarded (I can't remember what we are supposed to call them now), and others, was ridding German society of vermin, too.
Polish your swastika. Let the good times roll, huh?