A Voice from Prison Blog | Criminal Justice Reform & Constitutional Rights
A Voice from Prison Blog | Criminal Justice Reform & Constitutional Rights

The blog for the public to be aware of what goes on within the criminal justice system.

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What happens when our justice system doesn't always get it right?

Sometimes, it takes a brave individual on the inside to reveal the true failings of a system from within.
Americans go to sleep every night, unaware of even committing a crime. The number of things made illegal are staggering. Almost anyone qualifies to be found guilty of a felony, for matters as simple as not revealing your true identity on social media.
Investments in crime prevention comes at a cost - which must be justified often with putting potential criminals behind bars, even when many did not even desire to commit a crime in the first place.
Separation of powers was an element of why this very country was founded. However, those protections are basically non-existent within the criminal justice system.
Too often, real crimes go unpunished or are sidestepped.
Vice has higher incarasation rates than crimes which truly have victims.
Recidivism rates are higher then ever. Even with increased spending and higher incarasaration rates, the system is failing in is objectives.
The US criminal justice system clearly isn't working.
Mataining our Constitutional rights are a big deal - by the time you may cross paths with the criminal justice system, it is already too late.
Conflict of interest in the criminal justice system? The US Justice Department oversees prosecution of crimes, how criminal laws are interrupted, authority over convicted individuals in the BOP, and even who receives pardons.
Preventive measures - we are addressing the wrong things. Stop crime before it is resorted to. Address the real root cause.
The criminal justice system doesn't always house criminals. Often, many individuals never intended to commit a crime.
Power is taken away from judges and given to prosecutors. The common law which has been formed in the last 100 years is written more often than not by the very people prosecuting crimes, and not by judges in courtrooms or our legislation.
Post 7: Losses Sustained Directly and Indirectly As Part Of The Criminal Justice Process

Post 7: Losses Sustained Directly and Indirectly As Part Of The Criminal Justice Process

There is so much loss that is directly and indirectly sustained as part of being…
Post 6: Common Stigmas In The Criminal Justice System

Post 6: Common Stigmas In The Criminal Justice System

Today, I would like to address some common stigmas (or stereotypes) against convicted individuals, at…
Post 5: Special Day For Me

Post 5: Special Day For Me

I didn’t know exactly what to write today. It should be somewhat of a special…
Post 4: COVID-19 Outbreak at Fort Dix Federal Prison

Post 4: COVID-19 Outbreak at Fort Dix Federal Prison

People, both inmates and staff, have been getting sick for weeks at Fort Dix, the…
Post 3: Manaen Matthews

Post 3: Manaen Matthews

Manaen Matthews was convicted of a white-collar tax and wire fraud crime. He has no…
Post 2: Solitary Confinement

Post 2: Solitary Confinement

One of the most tortuous parts of the US criminal justice system is Solitary Confinement.…
Post 1: New Years 2022

Post 1: New Years 2022

As we usher in another new year for 2022, our thoughts often turn to the…
Tyler King | Activist for Criminal Justice Reform & Constitutional Rights

Tyler King is a writer and rights activist.

The Writer and Blogger

Tyler King has become an activist for constitutional rights and criminal justice reform. Previous military, Ivy-League educated (in law and criminal justice, as well as business), he shares his views and the truths from the other side. Losing credibility, relationships, money, and the mosy precious resource of all – time, Tyler has turned these negative experiences into opportunities to better himself and the world around him.