Blog #24: The Parole Travesty

Posted: November 4, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Moorbey'z Blog

By Juan Rogers,    

  President of the Attica Lifers Organization

It is easy      to forget how America, with all of its faults, is still an exceptional      country, governed by laws        for the people and to some extent by the people.      Even those who commit crimes, and find themselves on the receiving end      of retributive punishment, can understand the importance of a legal system      that      punishes criminals and holds them responsible for their actions. There      is a predominant element of retribution, which is meant to consequentially      evolve      into restoration (rehabilitation and repairing damage). Its primary objective      is to achieve justice for the victim and assure the safety of law-abiding      citizens. Its secondary objective is to rehabilitate the criminal, preparing      him or her to be released at some point as a law-abiding, taxpaying, productive      member of society. This is where the travesty begins which is vividly illustrated      in the following…

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