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  •  It's a fact that many convicted persons in our (19+ / 0-)

    country are over punished. The other extreme that we have to much of is persons who are allowed to escalate because they get no help, and form the impression that there are no consequences for their first handful of cases. Pretty random stuff for the most part.

    For me, I spent 100 months locked up on a 25 plus year sentence. There's little that I didn't see in that time, and even less that I didn't fully understand because I already had a law degree under my belt before I fell.

    I would be happy to truthfully answer questions you might have about what is happening with your son. Much of it is probably more manageable than you might be imagining.

    As for the kids, there is an age that's too young to be exposed to the reality of a prison visiting room, but at some point all kids would rather know where their parent is than to have to try to fill in the mental image on their own. Not a pretty situation, but, again, it mostly turns out to be manageable.

    One ugly fact is that prison medical care is often delivered by physicians who are no longer allowed to work out on the street. I know how to fight those problems, too, if you want to ask for pointers.

    Oh, and even for persons locked up, there are two really different realities between pre-conviction, and post-conviction.

    Feel free to message me at any time if you would like an expert opinion on anything.

    Good luck.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 03:57:44 PM PST

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