Most of the time, the right thing to do is what the majority will refuse to do. The main reason for that is because people are so conditioned to going in the direction that is mos...t commonly used. Followers follow out of fear of being perceived a certain way. The last thing they want is to be seen as someone with a mind of their own. With jails and cemeteries winning the fight, there are those that would’ve been here today had they not been too concerned about what others thought about them. It usually takes us going through something catastrophic to realize how much thinking a different way can save us from what can cost us later. It’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s about making a judgment call and walking away from what may be the foreseeable, had you stayed in the situation. It only takes a split second for a lifetime to pay for the moment—the difference between being here today and being here tomorrow.
As we all know, jails represent the darkness of society as statistics are sensationalized and families are damaged…there are no wins. As jails are filled to capacity and new money is used to construct more, there are many mistakes being made, every minute leading to them. The potential of many minds is lost. For many years to come, this redundant cycle is repeated. You have those that never make adjustments back into society and remain institutionalized—operating better while incarcerated. All in all, that is no place to be which is why there is no justification in making confinement seem as if it’s real. Not only did the plan not work but both the victims of crimes and people that commit them leave behind families that have to proceed without them. If only we were losing people to more respectable and productive means like colleges and professions. For example, Black men in America are going to jail more than they are enrolling in college. If jails were colleges, we would dominate the educational sector with such a diligence that scholars would be produced by astronomical numbers.