My name is Supreme Allah. I’ve been incarcerated since January, 2011. And while I’m by no means completely innocent of crime, I, like a lot of inmates or people in America, have been overcharged, over punished, and not given any real hope of being a member of mainstream society. The judicial system in Connecticut (where I’m currently locked up) seems to be in the business of starting with an arrest, and then piling charges on to make sure the pleads guilty to something. The prosecutors then threaten absurd amounts of prison time during pre-trial conferences compelling defendants to waive their right to a fair trial out of fear of a lengthy term of incarceration. Judges, in turn, impose obscene amounts of special parole, or probation that are nearly impossible to complete. One in three inmates is sure to return on a technical violation ranging from curfew violation to non-completion of programs. This fully corrupt system of Mass Incarceration is weakening our country by tearing families apart needlessly while simultaneously failing to address inmates mental, educational, or social needs. But we all know the criminal “justice” system is not about justice at all. No, it’s about job security for correctional officers who do no “correcting” unless it’s spelling errors while texting. Or counselors who barely understand what counseling is. All this is possible because the D. O. C. has virtually zero oversight and the courts are more concerned with punishment than justice. This practice of “arrest first” has got to stop. I think it’s fair to say we all know somebody who’s been overcharged and/or over sentenced. And everyone should know the police reports that the media repeats almost verbatim are not exactly how things always happened. Why is America locking up its own without mercy or discretion? As a M. C. brother, son, and father who admits to making mistakes, I’m asking all hip-hop fans and all people affected by MASS Incarceration to show support and help end this injustice by donating $2.99 for my new album. A percentage of the proceeds go to the Prison University Project. Thanks in advance for supporting freedom.
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Supreme Allah Magnetic
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