DUNNINGAN CA (IFS) -- When it comes to prisoners, the United States leads the civilized world with people that are locked up for various crimes. We love to use prison labor to make white box products, like washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, computers, telephones systems and sets, wood furniture, beds, pots and pans, dishes and other things that are shipped to Europe, Mexico and South America, where the local manufacturing companies place their names on the products as locally reassembled with some engineering assistance.
First, I would like to add, that there are some people that deserve to be in jail and/or prison, and we need a place for these few people or we have to put them down because they can not function in our society.
We have over twenty-five million people that have been to prison and/or jail in our society, and we don't know how to deal with them. We keep blocking their success and limiting job opportunities because of their past. We are a non-forgiving society and we continue to punish them.
We have yet to talk about the 2 million people that are awaiting trial and those that are ready to be sentenced. We are the only country on the face of the earth that keeps punishing our ex-felons.
We use the Bible to talk about forgiveness and rehabilitation. Well let's talk about the word rehabilation. First, I don't want anyone to be rehabilitated into breaking into houses and stealing one personal effects. I don't want anyone rehabilitated into killing his neighbor for a flat screen television or electric saw.