Things I'm currently obsessed with.
Lockup Raw - Predatory Behavior (3/6). I'm kind of obsessed with this whole episode because it is horrifying in a way I sometimes have trouble believing exists (Robert Glenn from part two especially), but this guy is the one that I can't get out of my head. It seems like he is actually self-aware and regretful of his most terrible crime, very much unlike the others in this episode. But I don't know. Out of his gang, out of poverty, out of prison, who would he be?
The legal system. No, seriously. Between viewing Paradise Lost and reading Picking Cotton (Ronald Cotton is the man pictured here), I am feeling passionate about the need for judicial reform to prevent very innocent people from losing large chunks of their lives wrongfully imprisoned.
MSNBC's "Lockup". Fascinating look at life in prison. I look forward to watching episodes all day while I'm at work. Most of these guys are somewhat humanized, but the Raw episode, "Predatory Behavior," with repeat murderers talking about their crimes, is giving me night-and-daymares. To think that people who think that way exist...