CI: Towards 2012

Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.

Towards 2012

by Nancy A. Heitzeg

"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings..." from Sympathy, by Paul Dunbar, 1899

Another year comes to a close, and what to say???

There are always too many words, and yet never enough...

Eternal freedom now! to all those we lost to the vast machinery of criminal injustice -- those whose names we know and those we don't.

Peace and strength to all those who carry on -- those inside the walls, and those who resist from without.

So much gratitude and special thanks to Critical Mass Progress and Seeta Persaud, Kay Whitlock, Angola 3 News, Victoria Law, Scottie Thomaston, The People's View, and our comrades at Prison Culture.

Thanks to all of you for your support.

I am not much on New's Year's Resolutions ~ save one:

See you in 2012 and, as always ~ Abolition!