Central Unit (Prologue by Warrior)

Warrior - Serving fourteen years for kidnapping and aggravated assault. Half Hispanic and Scottish-Irish with family still in Mexico. Brought up by a family steeped in drug commerce. He writes some of the best prison-fight stories on the Internet.

In this story, the guards at Central Unit are staging human cockfights, and
part 7 left off with Warrior almost getting attacked by a Mexican.

In my time at Central Unit, I saw a lot. The numerous ways of causing harm were unbelievable. From the physical to the psychological. I took advice from the wise, examined the minds of the sadistic, and observed the actions of the mentally ill. My comprehension began to blossom.

My time there reminded me of Plato’s parable of the cave. Few want to come out of their cave and question what they believe to be true.

It’s even worse when a system designed to serve and protect operates like Central Unit. Or when a system contributes to the maintenance of its own job security at the expense of lives, society and the innocent.
Jail a man, degrade him, harm him psychologically and physically, provide no rehabilitation, then release him out into society. What will he do? How will he survive? By the same brutal inhumane ways that sustained him in prison. When you don’t know any better, you rely on the survival skills that have always worked.
The unfortunate outcome is recidivism. Another crime or victim, lives damaged, lives lost.

In the end we are all held accountable for our works, the systems we design, even the subtle contributions we think are on the periphery of the universe’s vision.

Click here to read Central Unit Part 1

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Shaun P. Attwood


Chris H said...

That last paragraph is almost poetic..

Are the cockfights staged solely for the guards amusement? Do they really have that much power?

Barbaric, man

Anonymous said...

when i was locked up, they did it for amusement, for retribution against inmates that may have pissed them off or made their job more difficult

Chris H said...

That's madness - would the warden/governer be aware?

Chris H

Anonymous said...

(THIS WAS ARIZONA DEPT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS)chris h- yes, the director and others in charge knew, even the therapists and nurses. after one incident involving myself, i was released early and also early from parole. it was their way of saying,we screwed you over but dont want a lawsuit,here go home early.

for parole i was required to get a job, go to therapy and drop urine for tests. i did none of it and smoked cannabis all the time. i was released from parole early as well with only seeing my po twice.
i would have caused a stink, but i had already just served a year and 2 months and had been threatened with " if you do anything will say you did this and have you charged so you go to adult prison". i was glad to be rid of it all.

Chris H said...

The nurses and therapists???

How do they sleep at night after setting out to help people?

Chris H

Unknown said...

What a special guy warrior is. He handles true adversity like a real pro. Top fella.