posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:51 AM
Where I live in NC. not more than ten miles away are three or four prisons, I honestly don't know what the count is, but as you drive by, there is
the fence with razor wire and then an earthen berm to prevent any view of the interior. I know one prison guard, a woman, and that's about it. It is
obviously an industry, and of course the population is predominantly black and white and probably 70/30 respectively. This is however the least
affluent county in the state, so costs are maybe lower to house and maintain. As for the types of crime, it's for murder on down to stupid stuff. But
it is an industry, not state owned, it's private as far as the institution itself, with state hired law enforcement employees. It occurs to me, the
kids of today are more trouble prone than in my generation, and for more heinous types of crimes. But for those low level criminals, it only pants a
mindset of 'getting even' when released. The correctional system in the US is broken, and when it becomes industry with revenue, there becomes a
conflict of interests. I could go on to describe the behavior of the predominant race here, but it would be no surprise, and follows closely to
stereotypes. It just is what it is, no apology given. After all, I behave, and anybody can behave who chooses to. Embracing a 'Gangsta' personality
or fashion, will get you a higher profile and a higher level of scrutiny. The cities are the worst, while rural has it's problems, they are much more
likely to behave.
When being a ex-con is a symbol of social 'gangsta' standing, you can be sure behavior will be convoluted.