The federal Bureau Of Prisons’ website, attractive,

What with flowers sprinkling the inmate locator information ….

 

The state sites are also mellow …..

 

Not a hint of the millions confined, often in solitary …..

 

Not a hint of the unexplained transfers ….

 

Type in the number, get the release date, get the current prison ….

 

How clean efficient,

 

How removed ….

 

2019, 2059,

 

Mere numbers ….

 

 

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, late January 2018

Author: Gene Novogrodsky

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!

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