Remand in Phoenix, Arizona, May 2003-July 2004

Attwood, Shaun
May 2005
Howard League Magazine;May2005, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p20
The article presents the author's experience on his remand in a jail in Phoenix, Arizona. He witnessed severe psychological pain inflicted by the courtroom thespians. The author feels that the remand is a highly effective torture mechanism designed to capitulate the defendant's resolve, by bludgeoning the defendant into signing a plea bargain, to keep the conveyor belt justice system operating lickety-split. Racial segregation was enforced by an inmate thugocracy. Prosecutors, public defenders and judges slow-played a trick commonly used by used car salespeople.


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