Saturday, January 26, 2013

National Institute of Corrections News

National Institute of Corrections News

'" Few argue the importance of education in a youth’s life, but many fail to recognize the importance of a robust, engaging and quality education program in a confinement setting as playing a critical role in reconnecting educationally disenfranchised students to successful educational experiences. " taken from NICN

Since it is a catch and release program why not re-educate, before releasing?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The hurt

The hurt, the pain, and even the humiliation, or shame, just where do you keep it at?  Hided in a jar, with a cap closed tight, tucked deep inside of your heart. Or safely tucked away under your pillow for the night.

Where thoughts of the, So what! It’s time we should get some rest, is now over. But there is  a need that, we sometimes feel that we must punish ourselves for.  Many times we, do try to bury the hurt, the pain, and even the humiliation, or shame.

Only to have it take on a new form as in cancer, high blood pressure, and even colds and other illness.

For mines, I kept the pressure inside and have lived with the silent killer. High Blood Pressure. I felt that I should bury mines deep inside. The hurt, the what now’s. Fore I must suffer, was my motto. I’s my fault this happen.

However, as a mother, lover or care giver, it is important that someone is there for the criminal justice process. Someone needs to be ware of the laws and that if the love one is guilty. Then let justice be served. But how ever if it found the one is innocent let action be taken before it thirty to forty years before justice is served and they are really innocent. And served time behind they bars. I was told by a woman whom was innocent that the thirty days she served had an effect on her, mentally.

So, in ending. Make sure that you hear what is being said by all. Mouth closed and ears open. Emotions in checked. You may hear something that might or will enrage you. Peace be still. Understand what is taking place. Just what these people talking about, how do I choose an Attorney? How and where do I go to visit the love one in jail or prison?
Examine the situation and follow through where action is needed. And be an advocate where change is needed.

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Thinking for a Change Thinking for a Change

This shows how prison are now working at getting those incarnated to approach thinking about thing in a new direction.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Teaching moments

Yesterday a friend and I went to the movies. After the movies we went to the store since it was so close to the show. After spending our time shopping, it time to go back to our perspective places, our homes.

Upon retuning to the car to load it with our buying. We were approached by a woman and her young teen son. Asking for money to buy a gas can and gas. Now my mind flips on. Thoughts of what the .... is this all about? Why would you leave home knowing that the gas light is on?  Should we live life depending that strangers will always be there to back us up?

We are in the parking lot of a big box mega store parking lot. And this woman came to the store to beg for gas money to buy a gas can and gas.

What value are we teaching our child/ren? Teaching them to be beggars. Or, I am I so old school that I do not see this as a new way of helping? Or am I just so paranoid, with the fear of being rob in the parking?

After all I am a mother of a felon.

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