Thursday, January 24, 2013

What About Freedom? - Calling Prison Home

From a Robert J. Avrech post titled Welcome to Obama’s Sing-Sing.

There was one prisoner, a small-time thief, who told me that:

    …prison was kind of a relief. Look, I get clothing, three squares a day, and a roof over my head. I get medical and dental free of charge. I can even go to a shrink, a social worker, whatever. I can take college courses if I want—all fro free.  Outside, I gotta hustle day and night for stuff like that.

“What about freedom?” I asked.

“You know what we call prison?”

I shrugged. I had no idea.

“Home, we call it home.”

Are you a prisoner, or a free man?  The choice is yours.

Linked via Joe Huffman.

Posted by John Venlet on 01/24 at 02:47 PM
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