Raze The Prisons to the Ground?

Posted: October 27, 2013 by Ed Griffin in Prison, Reform
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Music often tells us about our world. Witness two songs from our era:

San Quentin, by Johnny Cash. A few significant lines from the song are:

San Quentin, I hate every inch of you…

San Quentin, may you rot and burn in hell

May all the world regret you did no good

And the Prison Trilogy Lyrics from Joan Baez:

And we’re gonna raze, raze the prisons
To the ground
Help us raze, raze the prisons
To the ground

I’m not there yet, but I’m getting closer. How about you?

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Comments
  1. Catana says:

    Song writers generally base their lyrics on emotion, not fact or common sense. Fewer prisons, certainly — way fewer. But there must be places to contain the truly criminal who are a danger to the public. And places to combine punishment and rehabilitation.

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