Natasha C. Davis
I am a dancer/writer and I have been to court and back for my stepdad on numerous occasions to support him. I have seen what prison does to people through his eyes and how much it hurts them when the prisons don't do enough to help the prisoners who need medical attention. I've seen the prison's video of abuse and the prisoner they abused was my stepdad....
I love my stepdad and he's a strong-willed person w/ a willful state of mind- he knows his family has his back and we love and will fight w/ him, for him and by him, no matter what!
In jail, prisoners have time to reflect on their lives and actions and think about the ways in which they can be forgiven and look to find redemption; and yet their confinement tells the prisoners that's not happening, the prison tries everything they can to show these convicts that there is no hope, no forgiveness, no mercy, no way of redeeming oneself for all that they've done!
Even when they want to do good, having done better at their studies or becoming more positively involved w/ the others or working, ect. whatever it may be... they should be rewarded for their efforts, allow them to feel deserving of the fact that they've been working hard and deserve a second chance! instead, they get rejected or punished for bettering themselves; as if to say quit trying so hard, you'll never be free... you can't change who you are; you are and will always be a criminal/convict! that'll never change."
From what i've seen and from how far we've come, the prisons of our world still continue to try to shut down all those who try to give our loved ones faith and believe in them enough to push them to make it through. the things I see on the news and what I have been told by my stepdad, that happens in prison... sickens me!
I only hope to open the world's eyes and show them what lies behind closed doors; the truth that prisons keep hidden and locked away like a dirty little secret waiting to be released!
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