My Life After 40 Years in Prison

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+4 1. Hercules commented 4 years ago

If you don't want to do the time.
Don't do the crime.
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+9 2. ughlah commented 4 years ago

We need to teach out children, how difficult prison really is, how it affects you, breaks you and you come back to a world where you do not fit in anymore.

10 years ago we had no smartphones, 20 years ago noone was using the internet. I wonder how difficult it would be to fit into a society of 2055...
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+3 3. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

Agree#1 and #2, and as I was watching the video, besides not fitting in society any longer, I was thinking that a person's growth and development will be so stalled and stifled, because they don't have to face everyday challenges of life, that when they come out of prison, they would be on an even lower level of development than when they came in, because even what they had learned up to that point, they probably unlearned again because they had no use for it in prison, just my own theory, could be wrong. I know these people comitted crimes, serious ones, but I still have a sliver of sad feelings for them having missed out on so much life...
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+4 4. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

I'd really like to chat to this guy putting his past behind him he seems to be a really nice man. I don't know a lot about the American penal system but I am surprised that he was unaware of iphones and mobile phones surly they get to watch TV from time to time?
Obviously I don't condone the crime that he committed and I don't know the circumstances of the case. Forty years ago life for a Black person in America was very different to how it is now with segregation etc which was so very wrong and I wonder how I would have reacted to the restrictions put on me by my own country had I lived there. He would have been 19 in 1965 so he lived through a very dark time in America's past.
By the way I too have never seen or tried peanut butter with jelly in it. :)
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0 5. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#4 Nice comment, JJ :) regard to the pb&j in a jar didn't miss anything, too sweet in my opinion...but making your own pb&j s'wich with the jam/jelly of your choice (I personally like strawberry and blueberry better than grape, what about you ?;)) we're talking yum..
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0 6. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

#5 Well if we are talking yum, I'm thinking ditch the jam and replace with brie (French of course) fresh cranberry a pinch of wild mint spread thickly on a digestive biscuit. Heaven at the back of your throat (cough cough) ;) ;) :squirrel:
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+2 7. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#6 let me get that clear, ditch the jam and leave the pb and eat the pb with Brie and cranberry....and what the heck is a digestive cookie? JJ are you sure you're not female after all and suffer from a condition called pregnancy? >:) :squirrel:
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+2 8. torbengb commented 4 years ago

On top of the other good comments above, consider that progress even accelerates. The changes that happened in those past 40 years - an equal step forward from today would probably only take 10 years. So a person going to jail today for 40 years will be much less able to comprehend the society when he gets out again.

Heck, it's hard enough to keep up with stuff even while we're in the middle of it!
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+1 9. Dennyboy commented 4 years ago

#7 A digestive biscuit is the yummiest biscuit ever, especially chocolate coated ones.. >:)
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+3 10. Thanny commented 4 years ago

40 years for attempted murder is awfully steep.
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+1 11. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#9 Yes, all makes sense but it still doesn't tell me what a digestive cookie is..I mean digestive vs. non-digestive? Are there cookies that are not digestible? I guess we have to wait til JJ gets home from work....his info will be more conclusive and fun reading than we'll wait I'm still curious of JJ's gestational status. >:) :squirrel:
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0 12. snotraddict commented 4 years ago

#10 unless the attempt was against you or your close family, then I'd bet LIFE sentence would seem too short!