America Imprisons Those It Fails

American has become a country that imprisons those it fails, blaming poverty, drug addiction, or homelessness on individuals rather than recognizing and addressing the conditions that give rise to them.

Beverley Henry, “Reclaiming the Red, White and Blue for all Americans”, The Baltimore Sun, January 5, 2006, quoted in What Liberals Believe, page 87, edited by William Martin

Beverley Henry is originally from Los Angeles, in prison at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, California. She is a peer health educator and board member for Justice Now (www.justicenow.org), a human rights organization that works with women in prison.

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About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com
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