Thanks/Praise to God
©PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE HUMAN BEINGS TOO!!!
STIGMAS ATTACHED TO A NEGATIVE SYSTEM OF NOMENCLATURE:
I AM: bones
I AM: tissue
Because: PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS TOO!!!
Society & the media have a cold, calculating way of attaching labels to everyone
When the labels are bad, they are meant to “Demonize” dehumanize, strip a person of his/her dignity & make them into a monster.
When people hear the label, they are conditioned to kept away from him/her like they have a contagious disease
Being the fact that I, & others who are in prison are locked up, being punished, serving a debt to society
At the same time we are being: segregated, ostracized, outcasted & tortured
Labeled & named
The punishment doesn’t start with a guilty plea or guilty verdict
The conviction doesn’t start with a guilty plea or guilty verdict
IT STARTS WITH THE MEDIA!!!
When a person is arrested, his/her face is plastered all over TV & newspapers
The media finds the most ugly looking mugshot they can of the “accused” person
When “normal” people in society see the image, they say: “Man that guy/girl looks crazy…He/she looks like a criminal, I bet he/she is guilty.”
The person is called a: thief, murderer, rapist, drug dealer…ect
After his/her debt to society is served, the punishment don’t stop, the repercussions don’t stop
He/she goes for a job, & are told: “No, we can’t hire you…you’re a FELON!”
He/she tries to get a house & are told:
“No! You can’t live in our neighborhood. You’re a FELON!!!”
He/she tries to get a driver’s license
He/she wants to vote
He/she wants to get a loan
But all he/she hears is “No, No, No, you’re a FELON!!!”
When are we ever told: “YES!!! BECAUSE YOU ARE A HUMAN!!!”
Because PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS TOO!!!
Thanks for your time!!!
Jonathan Gordon 793350
Stafford Creek Corrections Center
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