by Mutope Duguma
It is a very awakening experience to find yourself hauled off to one of Amerika’s many prisons at a very young age – immature, ignorant and politically bankrupt, while trying to fend for yourself through the many “contradictions” that will become the focus of your life. Throughout your prison stay, once you become aware of who you are and what you are destined to be, your humanity begins to “shine” amongst your peers, discovering that you are more than just a convicted felon who has been reduced to a commodity to be exploited for a profit.
Your human worth is no longer the precious valued soul it once was, because the system (government) that is responsible for leading its fellow humans, has failed tremendously and it is up to each of “us” who have found our humanity to be the beacons of what true freedom looks like, instead of the helplessness, hopelessness and despair that we see all throughout Amerika, where humans are in fear of the many threats that are so prevalent around them in so-called free Amerika!
Whether, we are in prison or in so-called free society, our lives should not be in the hands of people who have no value for human beings whatsoever. How can we expect someone to do the human thing when they have no respect or love for humans?
This question has to be answered in order for prisoners who have found their humanity inside these inhumane prison environments to be treated humanely. It’s equally important for the many humans in the so-called free society who have held on to their humanity to understand that if they truly value their…
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