Occupy Prisons Day

Today is Occupy Prisons Day. At 6:30 this evening, the protest in Denver got underway at the ICE facility on 30th and Peoria. It's sponsored by the the Denver Anarchist Black Cross. the news isn't covering it so far, but there's a live-stream here and updates on Twitter is here.

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    How we treat the incarcerated (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by sj on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 01:14:17 AM EST
    says more about us as a society than it says about the inmates.  I'm grateful to Occupy for choosing to highlight this issue.

    I'm very grateful for their efforts too (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 06:02:36 AM EST
    At what point do we not compare ourselves to other first world countries and notice that we are destroying people, not making them accountable?  We are handing out personality disorders from the prison trauma too like it was candy.  We are creating criminals, not housing them, and it's big big big money business too.  To make that income stream every month you must have a dependable incarceration stream.

    That should be interesting. (1.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 02:38:06 PM EST
    I don't know about ICE facilities, but if the Occupy people tried anything at the prisons in my home state, their complaints would get "short shrift" and their "occupy" actions would be met with shotguns.

    The people trying to "occupy" prisons may well quickly be residing in them.

    If only that were true... (none / 0) (#5)
    by kdog on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 02:55:44 PM EST
    The people trying to "occupy" prisons may well quickly be residing in them.

    You're talking about lawmakers right? ;)

    Nevermind, now I sound like the "tough on crime" legislators who I despise who filled all them cages with human beings.