Capitulation via compliance

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A picture is worth a thousand words and screams how Texas feels about its slaves – oh, we mean prisoners. Is this enough to elicit an appropriate collective response?

by Brian Fuller

I’ve always loved the beauty of words. It’s a shame that I’m forced to waste them addressing such ugliness. 

For decades I let the fear of inadequacy supersede the urgency of my purpose. My reasons for writing to you are simple – those of you on the outside have far greater intelligence and resources. 

Everyone knows about systemic malfeasance. Our misperception of a problem which appears too big to solve is the very paradox which allowed this monster to grow.

The Prison Industrial Complex was built under the guise of public safety. Now we know it was only a clever ruse for one of the biggest racketeering schemes the world has ever seen. 

The one thing corrupt people who abuse their power fear the most is TRUTH! They operate outside parameters of ethics, morals and even the law. Regardless of how intricate this web of deception is, there is always a way in.

People will treat you as bad as you let them. Every day I see the encroachment upon our civil, human and due process rights. Frederick Douglass put it this way: “Find out just what any people will quietly submit to, and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” – editor. 

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Why is the prison flooding? Where is the CDCr’s $13.6 billion budget being used?

In their arrogance, government officials falsely believe that if they perpetuate their crimes slow and subtle enough, nobody will notice. Now we’ve deteriorated to the point these parasites feel they can blatantly violate the law with impunity.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to witness the power of one man and his pen. He didn’t seek counsel or try to form alliances. He simply told the truth and stood up for what was right. 

This spontaneous act of selfless dedication to a cause is going to pave the way for the freedom of thousands. Please take a minute to ponder what we could accomplish if we could get people in every prison in America to do the very same thing.

Perhaps we’ll never get the unity to attack every wrongful conviction or grievance across the entirety of our state and federal systems. So, I asked myself some crazy, yet valid questions: 

may even cause these crooked lawyers and judges to stop the bribery and extortion

What do these corrupt elitists fear most? 

What’s most precious to them? 

Well, if it’s their money and power they love so much, then why don’t we hit them where it will hurt the most – their pocketbooks?

There is not a jail or prison in this nation that is run properly. Most of them are falling apart – toxic building syndrome, unsanitary and substandard living conditions; inadequate nutrition, medical, and security; numerous policy, procedural and code violations; faulty electrical, plumbing, structural and safety issues etc. I don’t need to list everything. I’m sure y’all get the idea.

Let’s simultaneously attack them on everyday compliance issues. When they find it’s going to cost more to fix these facilities than they’re worth, then it will cut far enough into their precious profit margins and bleed the beast dry. 

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Why are our California prisoners, family and community members being subjected to this treatment? Are we capitulating to an indoctrination that forces us to comply with our own oppression?

Closing prisons increases the parole rate, thus reducing the demand for filling bed space. This will also decrease wrongful convictions and may even cause these crooked lawyers and judges to stop the bribery and extortion and actually follow our Constitution.

Maybe we could expand this method beyond the boundaries of our criminal injustice system. It might have an effect on the rampant greed and corruption which will destroy both our nation and our planet if it continues. 

None of us can force someone to care. We, at least, have to try and inspire those who do care to think outside of the box.

All I have now are some correspondence supplies and the burning desire for change. On the other hand, y’all have social media and the internet. You are educated people with good vocabularies and better ideas. 

It will take a coordinated effort. However, all of us know that when we unify ourselves toward the common good, nothing can stop us.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Brian Fuller

Send our brother some love and light: Brian Fuller, 2046619, Torres Unit, 125 Private Rd 4303, Hondo, TX 78861.