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Pen Pen: “Why Do I Think Differently?”

A poem from the South Dakota State Penitentiary:

a poem by Samuel Lint, Inmate #16334, South Dakota State Penitentiary, October 2019.
a poem by Samuel Lint, Inmate #16334, South Dakota State Penitentiary, received by Dakota Free Press October 2019.
Return address, letter from South Dakota State Penitentiary
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  1. Gail Johnson 2019-10-28 08:54

    Sunday’s Argus Leader article about “State Dems to Elect New Chair in December” cites a quote from Republican Party Chair Dan Lederman where he states that Dems should join the Reps in “letting them (SD neighbors) prosper based on our own initiatives”. The above letter illustrates that not all of our neighbors have the same support and opportunities. That’s why I’m not a Republican. They feel that if they blame those with disadvantages they won’t have to help them or address the larger societal issues which perpetuate these inequities.

  2. Porter Lansing 2019-10-28 13:22

    Good one, Sam. #YourStrengthIsInspiring

  3. Debbo 2019-10-28 16:22

    That’s a very moving poem. Thank you Sam.

    As far as Lederman, Hogguard and the rest of the SDGOP leadership … 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

    Cory, thanks for publishing this.

  4. Certain Inflatable Recreational Devices 2019-10-28 23:12

    Indeed, thank you Cory.

    I doubt that many people in prison even have an opportunity to see Dakota Free Press. That must mean that someone else is conveying to some in prison that they can have a voice here.

    I have spent a significant portion of my life attempting to convey to “law-and-order” folks that among the best investments they could make would be to provide as much access to knowledge for those in prison as is reasonably possible, because most of these folks will walk among us again. I’d like them to have fewer chips on their shoulders after serving their “debts’ to society.”

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