Well, technology has reared its ugly head and ended up behind prison walls serving the dregs of our community (minus the wrongfully charged). Last week, every murderer, drug dealer, thief, pedophile, rapist, in Georgia’s prison system is looking for spa-like conditions on the inside. It appears that Georgia’s inmates have coordinated a protest with their cell phones in order to get their demands met. What I’m wondering is how much are the Georgia wardens and the governor going to take before we are in the midst of another Attica.
But if tempers run hot in this scenario, this is not just one prison, this is several Georgia prisons coordinated in protest against their living conditions and wages. There’s going to be much more serious trouble. Now I don’t know about you, but there must’ve been some mix-up. It appears that these inmates are under the impression that they were going to the spa and not a prison cell. But, for some reason, I get the feeling they will soon be getting the memo. We have men fighting for our country and their lives, single mothers unable to feed their family living in deplorable conditions, a nationwide unemployment rate that is climbing and yet the prisoners want better food ( we do too ), better educational opportunities ( we do too) and sentencing changes…WTF?
According to the New York Times, there is a “point man” at each prison that keeps everyone organized and “in the loop” about what is going on at the other prisons. The fear is that the cell phone use will bring added criminal intent. There will be planned prison breaks and coordinated crimes. Right now, one prisoner told the NYTimes that 10 percent of all inmates have phones; which are usually obtained through the correction officers.
Several prisons have been on indefinite lockdown. Check out the rest of the details here. I knew there was going to be some shizzle when we reported that Charles Manson had gotten himself a cell phone.