The readings we did in class this week every author is trying to find solutions to fix the PIC. There was an article that I read and agreed with which was Abolitionist Alternatives. This article talks about how the author wants to get rid of the PIC and find other solutions not to incarcerate people. The PIC makes money off of how many people enter the prisons. It also ties in to racism and slavery. How it ties into racism and slavery the PIC incarcerates the people of color because most of them are in the drug war or immigrants. The PIC criminalizes immigrants and on the war on drugs. It’s the PIC ties into slavery because the immigrants and the people that are incarcerate for drugs are minorities that make supplies for the world and the inmates are getting paid less just like the salves back in the day or they aren’t getting paid at all.
Some of the solutions that the PIC can help the people that are involved in the war of drugs is to make program to help people is to create rehabs, and facilities to educate them. Also the PIC doesn’t have to incarcerate the immigrants why not send them back to their country and let their country give them consequences. One thing that really got to me is when student in high school even in middle school kids are getting arrested for the thing things. Schools nowadays are like prisons. I feel like if schools are treating kids criminals they will grow into and it harder for students to be successful in an environment like that.
My own experience I went to a school that the population of the school was white. That school we had so much freedom we barely had any cops on our campus. Once I transferred to Delano High that most of the community are Mexicans and Filipinos. The first day of school at Delano there was cops and cop cars everywhere. It was different. When I walked in.. There were two cops to enter the school. Most of the time the officers would stop the guys that aren’t wearing belts or wearing a color shirt and they would stop girls if there shorts were too short and they would check their purses. It was crazy to me. The school before I went to Delano High we had the privilege to go off campus to eat lunch but at Delano High we didn’t have that privilege the students that did the principle would check their records such as how good they are doing in class and they had the privilege to go off campus most the rest of the school we had to stay inside and eat.