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Once a felon always a felon, right?
Once an addict always an addict, right?
At least an addict can make the choice to leave their drug of choice alone, turn their lives around and make something of themselves
Three strikes you’re out?
PSSSH! More like one!
What type of living can one with the label of a felon make?
Is it at all possible for them to become doctors, lawyers, a fighter of crime?
Their only destiny is to live the life of a partner in crime
The laws don’t allow the growth of someone with a prison record
There is no window period after doing time to show themselves and society that they’ve had some sort of revelation and choose to change
The law IS a partner in crime
The law perpetuates the mindset of a criminal
You may judge somebody that is “bout that life” but what other choices do they have other than 
To rob someone of their life or wealth in an attempt to evade a life with no security or food.
Day by day, hour by hour these people live because they’ve been denied the opportunity of self-improvement
Oh, so it’s unfair for them to rob others for what they have?
THEY have been robbed
The LAW is unfair!
How can you tell them robbery is not okay when the very law has robbed these people?
So should they just commit suicide and allow those who haven’t yet made the mistake of becoming a felon to suffice? 
You may look down on the recurrent inmates asking, 
“Why haven’t they learned”?
“How dumb could they be to make the same mistakes that have landed them in prison”?
Going to jail or prison may not be the objective of their act but at least in prison there is a place to lay their heads and food to eat!
This is ridiculous!

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  1. Date: 6/13/2012 9:29:00 PM
    I see what you are saying but I know ex-cons that worked their way back. They went to college on a student loan. Went to work at a fair paying job and worked another job on the side. Then they opened their own business. They are today treated like a pillar of the community. Life is what you make of it. TLee

    Britt Avatar JustcallMe Britt
    Date: 6/13/2012 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, very much, for your perspective TLee <3
  1. Date: 6/13/2012 8:51:00 PM
    laws are to protect the people, not all felons change, but i too believe that not all of them should suffer when they have undergone a change of heart... thanks for sharing, i enjoyed this one ;) =Juli-Michelle=

    Britt Avatar JustcallMe Britt
    Date: 6/13/2012 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *fist in the air* <3
  1. Date: 6/13/2012 8:43:00 PM
    I can relate TOO well!! I dig the message and hope many pay ATTENTION! *fist in the air*

    Britt Avatar JustcallMe Britt
    Date: 6/13/2012 8:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *fist in the air* <3
  1. Date: 6/13/2012 6:45:00 PM
    i believe that if you can make it, you can.starting at the bottem and working your way back to trust is a good start. it's the repeat offenders that give excon a bad name. but then again if you don't come out with Jesus. you aint got nothin commin.

    Britt Avatar JustcallMe Britt
    Date: 6/3/2014 2:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thats right!!
  1. Date: 6/13/2012 5:14:00 PM