The prisoners control our prisons – likely with the aid of bribed guards. An extreme example of this from NBC Los Angeles:
Charles Manson on Line One.
The murderous cult leader was one of thousands of California inmates busted with a cell phone last year, which he used to call unidentified people in California, New Jersey, Florida and British Columbia, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“It’s troubling that he had a cellphone since he’s a person who got other people to murder on his behalf,” said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections. She added that it is not known if the one-time cult leader, now 76, used the phone to order up any crimes…
A prison should be thus: no television, no radio, wooden barracks for most inmates, concrete cell blocks for trouble makers, no phone communication, all areas of the prison under audio and visual monitoring from off-site locations 24/7, backbreaking physical labor 6 days a week 52 weeks a year from all inmates. Prison guards should be regularly transferred to prevent corruption networks from developing; prisoners should be known to guards only by their numbers.
Under such a regime, Manson wouldn’t be able to get a cell phone – and we wouldn’t have rape, drug abuse, murder and mayhem in our prisons…nor gang lords being able to run their criminal empires from behind bars. Prison is not supposed to be a nice place – it is supposed to be a place where a prisoner has time for really only one thing: thinking about what got him in to prison. The ultimate hope is that the prisoner will finally admit culpability and begin the process of personal redemption – but that is up to the prisoner. Our main concern is that the prisoner be kept away from the public, safe from harm and incapable of doing anything other than thinking about what he did.
We have become a very un-serious society. Creeping barbarism coupled with moral cowardice has led us to a bizarre, Alice in Wonderland world in which welfare recipients and convicted murderers can obtain cell phones while hard working Americans wonder if they’ll keep their job for another month. Revolutionary change is necessary to fix this – and, trust me on this, November 2nd was only the tiniest first step in the journey of a thousand miles. We’ve got a long way to go – and only a limited time to save our nation.
We’d better get ready to put our backs in to it.