Around the world the human race is being hunted by the most deadly virus mankind has ever witness.
This known virus has no emotional feelings for who may be its next victim , nor does it know the word meaning for "discrimination". Discrimination is a known word that is known to mankind , and often shown in their actions , and heard in their speech. When discrimination is seen in ones action , and heard in ones speech it administers favoritism , and preference of choice often time overlooking those who are worthy as well. Within the overcrowded Florida Prison System are thousands of worthy men , and women who are worthy of release in general and under the present conditions of a deadly virus who have served 10 to 50 years day for day in a system that has no form of rehabilitation or reform. But these men and women have learned to rehabilitate themselves through spirituality , and whatever they were able to stumble upon at a institution without institutional policy blocks , due to their sentence structure.
And still they are overlooked year in, and year out despite their positive progress and accomplishments by legislative members , and the Governor of their State just because their committed crime was violent. Clearly, their positive actions and accomplishments through spirituality and self rehabilitation ,during their period of incarceration does show signs of growth, maturity, and the desire for real change in their lives. But still our Government Officials never considers giving us a chance to prove that we can be productive citizens in society if given a chance when even now having to reduce the overcrowding prison population to save lives , and to prevent the spreading of this deadly virus when technology has advance to where they can know the inmates whereabout 24/7 by G.P.S monitor upon release.
Even now when the world's most deadly virus is seeking whom it may devour , the Government Officials (Federal/State )still have their eyes only on one set of individuals ( nonviolent) to release back into society in case of an emergency and , therefore, leaving the violently charged inmates who crimes are 10 to 50 years old behind that are worthy for release under G.P.S. monitoring.
Clearly, the time has come where our Government Officials must look just beyond the (nonviolent inmates Federal/State) , and look at the many worthy inmates who have served 10 to 50years in prison day for day who yearns for a chance to show the world and their Government Officials that they have learned from their mistakes , and matured and can be a trusted productive citizens in society with the G.P.S., supervision as proof and strict rules ,and regulations to follow to show their commitment to remain free citizens.
Our Government Officials in this day and time must embrace change , and understand that over time the human mind changes its process of thinking from negative to positive , and from wrong to right. This deadly virus must break the shackles of discrimination (nonviolent over violent) that has been embraced by our Governmental Officials (Federal/State) for decades to ensure the safety, and survival of all inmates from this deadly virus that would eat through an overcrowded prison population like kids eating candy.
Time and this sudden change that the world is experiencing must teach us all how to see things from a different perspective , and to go against the norms that has been held on to for decades by the ancient political ideology of other Governmental Officials who were before the present Honorable Government Officials in order to help the world see that those who we thought could not change for the better surely can.
The ones who have been overlooked (Federal/State) for years are the real worth that has increased in value , because time has a way of developing real change in individuals who know one thought could ever change for the better. Its time to give those who have been down for decades that were charged with a violent crime a chance without discriminating based on their pass . It's time to judge by their accomplishments and who they have become while being incarcerated , and no longer by their pass mistakes. Now is the time to look beyond just the nonviolent inmates for release due to this serious threat of this deadly virus, but to consider those who have changed for the better while being incarcerated for their pass mistakes that happen decades ago.
For every thing there is a season , and a time for every purpose under heaven, and our Governmental Officials must embrace truth, change,growth,and believe in taking chances with those who have been overlooked when advance technology does exist to help them monitor their desire and commitment to remain free , and productive in society.
At South Bay a pilot project was started in 2016. It is called "The Civics Education Project" in cooperation with GEO Group, Inc., and in partnership with Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Ration, FL. Dr. Marshal DeRosa, Professor of Political Science, FAU is Director and Jim Flanagan, M.A. Associate Director are our teachers-guides. Their primary goal is to reduce recidivism through the circulation of life changing contemplative studies. In class we are encouraged to open discussion of social, constitutional, and ethical issues the study and analysis of America's constitutional cannons, and voluntary sharing of personal blueprints and experiences in the long road to ethical, moral, and spiritual recovery. We are given inspiration to take care of our civil rights for success and safety-and therein take care of our prosperity.
I have successfully completed the 104 hour quadrivium program i.e., Civics, Ethics, Economics, and Literature, and play a part in "The Eli DeRosa Civic Club." The manifesto is to make our voices heard, in a coordinated and unified effort to change public perceptions. Certainly, not all free people have a sweet and benevolent expression of countenance, a solid judgment, good sense, a most affectionate disposition, the tenderest sensibility of heart, and elevated piety. We expect our essaying to provoke support and strength upon a body of people, with which to reform political and legal perplexities confronting both sides.
There are arguments that can be told most persuasively against our cause. Therefore, delicacy is necessary to a successful project of reform. We are people with no liberty, so we need to attract an audience with praising the civics project and others with like minded goals such as, you and any and all organizations. Just what is the will of the people? Is it to continue to allow the criminal justice system legistative subcommittee & appropriation committees to exchange things in a quid pro quo, because they allocate money to a political system. Public opinions seem to be generally considered irrelevant.
There is a Property Right Assignment (PRA) to interest groups who are dependent on money to incarcerated people made in subcommittees before a bill goes to full house for a vote. Making prisoners a political market, so reform has a vested interest in the cost as behind closed doors of legistators they cut deals. With this in mind, we must don a metaphorical smock and essay a critical look at the criminal justice system, discretion of judges in sentencing, the parole authority's discretionary and arbitrary-subjective release decisions, and a composition for reentry assistance with affordable housing etc., for successful transition, addressing Florida's parlous financial situation in regards to crime and supervision, reducing unnecessary tax expense from overgrown corrections system, reeducating the public by publishing accurate information about crime and recidivism, restoring victims and communities, and recognizing proven methods of reducing crime while improving public safety. EOM, in solidarity