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Reply to "More Blacks Going to Prison in 17 Key Election States"

There isn't much the African/black community in the U.S. can do within the system to counteract that "financial "incentive"...inside this system that is...---Oshun Auset

Unfortunately, you are right. There isn't much we can do. The prison system not only fails to effectively 'rehabilitate', the penal system will stand in the way of anyone coming to help those so inclined to improve their self-image.

Religion is the only currently successful leverage allowed. It is successful only because the system can't bar religion.

Pennsylvania's Department of Correction won't let me, or anyone of my ilk, through the door. Not anymore that is.

I also find the same 'gatekeeper' mentality in public schools and the State-operated human services agencies.

Some may recognize this as a characteristic of the plantation system. Pennsylvania is a hugh subscriber to this philosophy.


Jim Chester