Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Walking a mile in another man's shoes

Disgraced former federal judge and convicted felon Samuel Kent wants out of prison because of the humiliation, torture and horrors of the place. I don't blame him. I don't wish that existence on anyone. I do find it ironic, however, that as a judge he had no problem sentencing folks to spend years in prison and that now, as an inmate, he realizes how horrid the experience is.

Prosecutors and judges tend to throw out years in prison as if it were a gift; how many of them have spent any time in those hell holes? How many of them have been forced to spend time isolated from friends and family? How many of them have suffered the abject humiliation that prisoners go through on a daily basis?

Click here to read the motion filed by Mr. Kent.

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