Tag Archive: Recidivism

The Deparment of Public Safety: A System Designed for Recidivism

The following is a short article written by a man imprisoned in Yanceyville, NC, on the collusion of state and private forces that perpetuate the prison-industrial complex….

by Thomas Najewicz

Imagine that you’ve just spent 22 years or more in prison. Your family is either dead or has deserted you. You’ve never been on the internet or used a cell phone. You owe thousands of dollars in court-ordered fees and penalties. Upon your release from prison, you get a $45 “gate check” and, if you are lucky, a ride to a halfway house. How far do you expect this $45 to take you? (more…)