What is a Washington state inmate

Harris, Dewayne L.



What is a Washington State Inmate A inmate is a individual alone on an island of despair, a drifting sea of disgrace with little or no hope of survival, suspended in time with no meaning, helpless to help himself, turning more bitter towards society with the passing of time, unable to reach out through the bars to family or friends, slowly losing touch with the reality of life. Being slowly turned into animals with the passing of time. Destroying all sense of fair play and morality being educated to jail con-games, sometimes harshly and violently tormented by guards and fellow inmates alike, being deprived of important sensory contact and stimuli. The "hole", "punishment block", "segregation", call it what you will, stifles all creative thoughts and befuddles the mind. In reality it is a "pit", "cage", a "coffin". A death sentence would come as a relief for some held captive by the more misguided creations in command, more brutal in their ways than the inmates the guard. This is the person we mold and create to be turned out into society. A damaged or possibly destroyed human being at the end of his confinement, not the rehabilitated ex fellow human we are led to believe, but a man who has often lost his family and friends and hopes of a future, being returned to an often alien and hostile society that expects him to act in a rational manner in the most irrational situation a man can be thrust into upon being released from prison. Min Khalil Shabaze Muhammad Mr Dewayne Lee Harris [ID]

Author: Harris, Dewayne L.

Author Location: Washington

Date: July 2, 2019

Genre: Essay

Extent: 1 pages

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