9.25.2009

sara kruzan and the culture of incarceration

forced into prostitution at 13.
killed her pimp at 16.

so, essentially, she's serving life without parole for the "well thought out" murder of an abusive, manipulative creep.

at what point do we holistically begin to look at what is happening to girl-children and women like sara and offer them true justice?

no morals? no scruples? i wonder how much her being a young woman of color had to do with that nice, high handed statement by the judge.



more information on sara's case and how you can help ban these sentences for juveniles in california can be found here and here.

4 comments:

mindful said...

*shakes head* b/c I can't do anything else.

ms. bliss honeycomb said...

i know. it's really sad. the "corrections" system is about anything but.

i hope california residents can get these laws changed. new york finally relaxed the rockefeller laws, so anything's possible...

Lyrically speaking said...

cool writing here, glad I stopped by

ms. bliss honeycomb said...

thanks for reading! hope to see you around again.