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America’s Most Wanted…

Among the more popular TV shows with prisoners are COPS and America’s Most Wanted.  With Cops, total kitsch; we can’t get enough.  They find and film the most lame, loser characters in a never ending game of Keystone Kops meet the Three Stooges.  Hard to say who we laugh at more…

Dr. Publico's Last Stand

With AMW, we have much the same social concern and response as the general public—with some caveats.

One big difference for us behind the razor-wire, is we have a clear and ever-present consciousness of the difference between social predators (between 3-and-13% of the federal prison population, depending how one figures) versus the rest of us.

One of the most startling realizations that the new offender has upon coming into prison is that the population is practically the same as that from which they came.  I’m referring to people…not conditions. more…