|YOUR JOBS WENT TO PRISON WITH 2.3m AMERICANS http://justicegagged.blogspot.com/2012/07/your-jobs-went-to-prison-with-23m.html
“Good Enuff,” the poem below, is one of my 21st century slave songs. It was first published in MaryLovesJustice blog at this link http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/04/good-enuff-by-mary-neal.html . A million inmates work up to 72 hours a week on jobs that were removed from “free” workers. People who champion “tough on crime” bills and candidates do not seem to recognize that prison labor projects are competing for labor contracts. They actually advertise for companies to use Americans behind bars rather than sending work overseas while plenty of cheap labor is available in the USA through prison work projects. Re Georgia Prison Labor Strike, I wrote the following poem. The Georgia prisoners’ labor strike lasted from Dec. 9-15, 2010. The strike was largely censored in mainstream news although it was an Internet sensation. Therefore, a day before the strike started, eleven hundred of my tweets for human rights for prisoners were unpublished at Twitter. They were reinstated months later, after people stopped browsing online as much for “human rights for prisoners.” I am America’s most censored writer to continue the cover-up re the secret arrest and murder of my mentally, physically disabled brother and my family’s victimization for daring to ask the USDOJ for records and accountability for his death. See the poem “Good Enuff” below. After the Georgia prisoners’ labor strike, around 36 inmates were reportedly “missing.” Some were badly brutalized. The nonviolent protest was met with violence and solitary confinement.
I work for the U.S. Government
His idea sounded real fine to me
They turned off the heat ya know
But all of us stuck together
We expected opposition
I tried to get on with the government
I applied with the State, too
Finally got me a government job
Our labor strike changed nothin round here
We had high hopes for the labor strike
*The NAACP requested the U.S. Congress to outlaw menthol cigarettes, the kind that 85% of black smokers use. That would be a discriminatory law targeting blacks like powder v. crack cocaine, and it is disgusting that prison investors got the NAACP to suggest it.
Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill and the Human Rights for Prisoners March Across the Internet. Blessings!