to all you who comment on news pieces about bad parents saying they
should "get what's coming to them" at the hands of brutal guards or
other prisoners - I hope you pay close attention to this young man's
story. I hate to think of what this poor guy went through in custody, at the hands of both prisoners and guards. too many people think that people being beaten and raped in prison for these kinds of convictions "get what's coming to them" -its some kind of "jailhouse justice" that balances everything out in the end. the state (and media) makes way too many mistakes sending innocent people to prison and destroying their lives, and they sure as hell shouldn't be subjected to even more brutality as a second punishment. No one should, for that matter: prison itself - exile, dehumanization, alienation, enslavement - is an evil enough thing to do to a soul that it really doesn't need to be compounded by otherwise "good people" who endorse violence agaisnt those we collectively deem as "deserving" of the worst we can possibly dish out to them...