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  •  Thank you Denise (2+ / 0-)
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    Denise Oliver Velez, Matt Z

    for highlighting an issue that gets overlooked. The violence in the American prison system unfortunately mirrors the pathologies in American society that increasing inequality causes and exacerbates. I wonder if these prison officials who commit sexual offenses against prisoners are being prosecuted? Termination isn't punishment enough. Also, I am deeply concerned about what kind of horrors are going on in private prisons - places that shouldn't exist. Anyone could find themselves locked up in a private prison, but these places are not accountable by the public because they are privately operated. It is infuriating that we continue to allow these places to operate.

    "Behind every great fortune is a great crime." - Honore de Balzac

    by mooremusings on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 06:39:14 PM PST

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