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I Went to Prison at Age 60. Here’s What I Learned


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I Went to Prison at Age 60. Here’s What I Learned.

Evie Litwok

I was released from the Federal Correction Institution, Tallahassee one year ago. I was taken to the Greyhound bus station and given a ticket to head home to New York. For the first time in close to a year, I went unescorted to a store to buy a cup of coffee. I didn’t feel free. I felt anxious.


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Prison steals your life, it's why it shouldn't be used as often as it is.

What pension will they have? What incentive does the ex-con have to integrate into society?


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It sickens me that these multi-wealthy CEOs of Corporate America evading taxes in mass numbers and never punished for it --- and here this low-income woman gets thrown into the fire like this for so much less. How many CEOs have gone to prison for stealing pensions? NONE. Just disgusting.


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What was it that Superman used to say? "Its Truth, Justice and the American Way!"
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The only thing that sounds fishy is your callous response to this woman's terrible story of misery and oppression . NOBODY should be subjected to what she is subjected to daily . It just doesn't happen in decent societies . The worth of any society is measured by the way it treats its elderly , its poor , its helpless and vulnerable. By this measure , we fail utterly . No society that imposes that amount of misery and gratuitous cruelty on any category of human beings deserves to survive . When some historian a few centuries from now writes about the decline and fall of the American empire , her story and others like it , will feature prominently in the narrative, along with the sociopaths who enforced and excused and supported the whole corrupt system .