This is my very first attempt at a "blog". I am the husband of a Texas Inmate. Through these unfortunate set of circumstances that are now a part of my everyday life, I have come to learn maybe too much about the TDCJ.
As many other ordinary citizens, American's, do I never gave it much thought. Thought of the "system"? No, with so many other things that affect our lives every single day, economics, family, careers etc., who has time right?
Well, now I know first hand, I know because I've been thrusted into first hand accounts and experiences shared by many of us American's who have loved ones incarcerated for one reason or another.
No longer can I, turn a blind eye because it doesn't "affect" me! It does, and it affects you, all of you, relatives, friends and ordinary Citizens. If you have someone in the system, it affects you personally, emotionally and impacts your daily life. If you don't. it affects you, in taxes at a very minimum.
I do not intend to take away from the views or rights of the victims of crime, they too are affected, the poorly run systems don't do a thing to rehabilitate or reform and thus nothing is done to prevent or reduce crime in our Nation.
I'm not sure where this will al lead, but I know I am and will continue to be a better American because of it. I realize the importance of accountability from Government and all of it's agencies. I realize the importance of preserving basic human rights. And I recognize the power and freedom of the First Amendment, and plan to fully embrace and exercise that right.
So here we go.....