The other night there was a fight between two individuals out on the yard. I don’t know what it was about, and that’s not the point of this little rant. The point is: fighting is high entertainment in prison. Rarely does the average prisoner get so excited and have such a great story to tell, than on the day when he witnesses some guy get knocked out or beat bloody. This is a huge part of the environment we need to change in this place. You don’t have to be a pacifist to find violence terrible. And you should definitely try to find other things to be entertainned by than a prison fight. I don’t care if you think someone “deserved” it or whatever; I just think we ought to try to look at things differently. In 99% of the cases in here, fighting is an irrational, childish way of dealing with an issue. It’s not how adults should be behaving, and it’s not going to help anyone out in the real world.
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