Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cool Justice: The ballad of Bonnie Foreshaw and the prison industrial complex

The Blue Note set Bonnie Foreshaw free, but what will it do for the rest of Connecticut?

As the prison walls tumbled down for Foreshaw last week, how many others remain incarcerated unjustly, the result of unaccountable, unchecked and outrageous prosecutorial misconduct?

Historically, Connecticut’s worst prosecutors tend to crush the weak and bow down to the powerful. This anti-democratic, anti-American urge is systemic in Connecticut. It is the result of negligence or worse by timid or incompetent or corrupt judges, their brethren politicians and phony oversight entities including the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, the Statewide Grievance Committee, the Judicial Review Council and the Criminal Justice Commission. These interlocking directorates of pals and allies all too often play footsie with each other rather than acting in the public interest.

For example ...

  • Complete column at New Haven Register

  • Also at:

  • Register Citizen

  • Middletown Press

  • Deadline Poetry / Shankar-Reyes Collaboration

  • ... The Ballad of Bonnie Foreshaw/ Is a song without end … ’


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