By Will Myers
We are incarcerating our youths at a rate which is the highest of all nations. Our legal systems continues this harmful procedures even when they know that it is not working to stop illegal drugs. What the legal system is doing are creating corporations based on the pool of laborers; now a huge labor force.
The long term sentences has become counter productive. As a matter of fact, it is causing the increase of illegal drugs by providing opportunities for other civilians to step in and take the place of the incarcerated ones who continues to promote the distribution of drugs. The number is almost unlimited. Should the legal system continue it’s futile and hurtful efforts? We are truly at a point in time that the felony prosecution of drug dealers and users is doing more damage to our society than if sentences were reduced to misdemeanors.
Blacks and Latinos are now consisting of one third of their races who are in and out of the legal system for life. We are creating a new class of slave labor in order to stop drugs which are less harmful than alcohol. It has been statistically showed that empty prison bunks are directly proportioned to the sentencing of defenders. This is also a heavy burden on our tax duty while corporations reap huge profits from the virtually free labor.
P.S. – Keep the faith Kevin Martin. Your life sentence without parole for having marijuana residue and no competent lawyer who received your case about two hours before your court appearance in Oklahoma City shall be changed by God. The Lord prosecutes you not.