Sandor Rivera

Confined to tragedy:

There is a TV show I enjoy very much. it is called “60day in”, on the A&E Network. you can stream it online. This show take seven voluntarily everyday people and places them undercover as inmates in a real jail. The volunteers go in with the assumption that they are to go in and only observe what goes; who are the shot callers, how are drugs coming in, where do inmates hide stuff. The Officers don’t even know about the undercover program.

The reality is jail and prison is a hostile social environment. These “normal people”, start to think like inmates. this is because humans are not made for incarnation. I can not give this show its justice. I see this show as a social experiment that is going to open your eyes to how officers think and how inmates think and how you may think of jail and prison.

keep in mind that on TV shows such as “60days in”, they show the highlights of the 60 days. so not all the violence and crazy stuff happens every single day but it does happen. However, to me the violence, arguments, the stuff that shocks and amazes you is the normal stuff. what is important is the mental changes people have.

how someone can think; inmates have it easy and criminals are getting what they deserve. To crying and thinking; “I would not wish jail on my worst enemy”, “Jail is absolutely horrible”, “I need PTSD therapy after this”. The first group of inmates that went through the program had a police officer go undercover. she quit her job soon after the program because she understands what incarnation does to people. now she helps new releases from incarnation rather then putting us away.

please watch the show and see where your empathy sits.

Sandor Rivera
DOC #359332

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