|LOOKS LIKE WE'RE IN FOR STORMY WEATHER|
Prison Friday at Scission has rolled around once again. One thing I learned when I was in prison is it takes more than dialectical-materialism to keep you going...mind, body, spirit...need to nourish them all and get strength from them all. So here I am today, heading off shortly for a visit with my friend, healer, and shaman Phoenix. What an incredible woman.
Of course, none of this has anything whatsoever to do with the post below which is about, of all things, mug shots. If you have ever been arrested you know about them. Usually, shortly after or before getting fingerprinted (I wonder do they still roll your finger in ink...probably some digital recognition software these days), you have to make that big decision. You ask yourself, do I want to look mean, tough, indignant, friendly, happy, obtuse, what. I always tried to look mean and tough. I couldn't tell you why.
I never gave much more of a thought to mug shots.
Turns out maybe there is actually something to think about. Turns out mug shots have an actual purpose in the incarceration system. At least, that's what they are saying over at Prison Culture.