• @GooseFinger
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    52 months ago

    I know you mean well, but when wins are this small and infrequent, I’d refrain from giving praise and instead demand more. Really though, has the current administration done anything else to improve the prison system besides this?

    Our prison system is such a far cry from functioning well and ethically that capping phone call charges is truly, barely scraping the surface. I understand celebrating small wins, but if we celebrate this one and continue making improvements at this rate, it would take literally thousands of years for our prison system to reach reform. That’s not a win, that’s stagnation disguised as a win.

    And this isn’t mentioning how nearly every facet of this dysfunctional, worthless excuse of a society is designed to serve the rich at the expense of the poor, and our government has made it crystal clear that they don’t intend on fixing any of it. I have incredibly good health insurance and I can’t even see a damn allergist, my wife and I are two working professionals who will never afford a home (let alone kids), etc. You can make more money in this country reselling sneakers than you can by getting a degree in education and teaching children. Seriously though, what the fuck?

    We won’t see any meaningful social reform in our lives unless things boil over and heads start to roll. Until then, the government will continue making our lives tangibly worse in two dozen different ways for each micro-win, like this prison phone call change.

    • @[email protected]
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      32 months ago

      Really though, has the current administration done anything else to improve the prison system besides this?

      If you’re asking, you don’t know. While I’m not trying to say Biden is amazing and I’m happy it’s not Bernie Sanders (love you Bernie), I definitely think that the anti-Bidens haven’t done any research.

      I’m just trying to mention the positives, since we’re all gonna have to vote for him one last time. 😫