Life in prison is one of the most unexpected real-facts unfolding right before your eyes when you find yourself in the claws of the Penal System. It was new for me, a simple humble person, who has never come across the world of justice, and outlaws.
I thought I was inside with like kind of alleged crime offenders, but I was wrong when I realized that I was sharing the shower room with murderers, rapists, and violent criminals.
It hit me a couple of nights after I was admitted in this “dungeon” in remand custody; I was not convicted yet, nevertheless, I still have to go to prison.
I knew I was racially profiled, that is one of the reasons I spent more than 48 hours in police custody for an allege petty-crime, much more time than a violent crime suspect, and more than the law allows it.
There is so much injustice in our kingdom, but I have never believed for a second that it was extended to the Law Enforcers, all the way up to the Lawmakers.
Prison time should be more educative than abusive, unfortunately, that is what has happened for generations.
Lawmakers have created the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to manage and implement efficient solutions to rehabilitate inmate and prevent re-offending; in the contrary, more and more prisons are planned to be built and the tally of re-offending is increasing minute by minute.
Being held behind bars for an alleged minor crime, has opened my eyes like never before; How our Justice and Penal System really work, and how the trust we put in our Lawmakers has been betrayed by the extensive abuse of females, males and worst, teenagers behind bars.
Our society needs to evolve socially, and that can only be done if we take a closer look at the “prison concept”, the origin of minor crimes and poverty.