Category Archives: Prison Reform

Solitary Confinement: “I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison” – Lacino Hamilton

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I was deeply moved by Lacino Hamilton’s essay “I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison.” Mr. Hamilton has been in solitary for several years now and I’ll leave it to my readers to read his short essay. It is a powerful description of this torture and the despair it evokes. What a powerful indictment of the prison system and its high-tech dungeons. What a historical stain on the USA. Do we need any further evidence that we are barbarians? Continue reading Solitary Confinement: “I Am Buried Alive in a Michigan Prison” – Lacino Hamilton

Prison Reform and Karl Menninger’s, The Crime of Punishment

It is hard to adequately condemn the American system of incarceration. It is applied so unfair, so draconian, so unjust, and applied so ubiquitously as to be literally beyond the understanding of civilized persons. Our descendents will look back with horror at the barbarity of the American prison system and its high-tech dungeons. Continue reading Prison Reform and Karl Menninger’s, The Crime of Punishment