These facts make me feel desperate and so sad.* I often think about the plight of the prisoners and the feeling that they are now trapped for life in a system which cannot “rehabilitate” or “correct” the real problems; Poverty, racism, social injustice.
I have two younger cousins who were incarcerated as minors. I think about how their sentences and records, and the experience of being incarcerated will affect their lives forever.
I have not visited them due to distance mostly, but it is such an insane barrier even without physical distance. The emotional and social distancing or prisoners from the public and their families is so harmful.