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.