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Jerry Frendo

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

I am good at giving a damn.

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  • Jerry Frendo replied to a comment by jdat747

    Why a Prison Like Pelican Bay Should Never Be Designed Again via magazine.good.is

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    jdat7479 months ago

    Perhaps you should be reminded that you unknowingly commit an average of 3 felonies every day of your life. Any good federal prosecutor who is able to find out everything about you can convince a jury of 12 to put you in prison. Times are no different than when Jesus said, "Let him who is without fault cast the first stone."

    Jerry Frendo9 months ago

    That holds for you as well. You had better pray to Jesus you don't end up as my cellmate. I'll take your money and your snacks and your new Nikes and if you snitch I'll take more than that!

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  • Jerry Frendo replied to a comment by Raphael Sperry

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    Raphael Sperry9 months ago

    That's a good question. Unfortunately, the State of California doesn't always have a good answer. If you read into the story, you will find many cases of people spending decades in solitary for "gang affiliation" consisting of possession of artwork or secret testimony from other prisoners. One of they key demands of the hunger strikers is not to end all forms of prison discipline, but rather that actual bad behavior be used as the criterion for punishment, not simple association or willfully interpreted "intelligence."

    Jerry Frendo9 months ago

    If the gangs are ultimately allowed to form then the ultimate outcome, more murders, assaults on guards and other prisoners will have to be controlled another way than solitary. These guys are not kindergarten students, they will take advantage of any weakness afforded to them. Chain gang? Inhumane? Or let the real bad ones out in the general pop and see what happens. I already know. More assaults/murders on guards and other gang members. Pardon me (no pun intended) but my sympathy for child molesters and rapists and murderers is non-existent.

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    Jerry Frendo9 months ago

    Why is an individual in solitary? Possesion of contraband (drugs, shank), throwing feces/urine at a guard, fighting? I doubt many solitary inmates are there because of some injustice.They broke the rules. Perhaps hard labor is more humane than solitary? Do the taxpayers want to pay for the extra guards to watch the chain gang? International human rights? Like Russian prisons?

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    How We Can Curb America's Staggering Dropout Rate via magazine.good.is

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    Jerry Frendoover 1 year ago

    How many dropouts are from single parent households? My bet is that there would be a lot fewer dropouts in the 10th grade if there was a committed father at home during the child's third grade!!!

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