Exactly 5-years ago, on Jan. 14, 2015, Abigail was sentenced to 8-25 years in prison and a lifetime of electronic parole-monitoring with an ankle-tether/”bracelet” that she can never remove and public sex-offender registration, with her mugshot, name, and address on the internet for all to see and all that that entails in regard to danger and mortification. January 13, 2020 was the end of her 5th year of enslavement, and January 14, 2020 was the start of her 6th year of enslavement. Given her 7-weeks in jail before her sentencing, she’s now been enslaved for 5-years and 7 weeks, 67 months, 267 weeks, and 1875 days of enslavement. and she’ll be enslaved for another 3-years, at least, if not longer. How many more years, months, weeks, and days of enslavement? 8-years, at least, with no privacy or freedom, never to leave the prison for even 12 hours unless a relative dies or is dying, and then she’ll attend the funeral or visit a hospital in the custody of two guards or police officers surely in handcuffs attached to a waist-chain and leg irons on the trip from and back to the prison and likely also at the funeral or hospital visit.
The last best years of her life have been and will be spent in prison. She was enslaved at the end of her youth, broadly defined, and she’ll be released, probably after 8-years but possibly 10-12, at age 43-47, on the verge of or at the start of middle-age.
And given the misery and monotony, the abuse, emotional and physical(?), the dehumanization, threats and danger, fear and anxiety, despair and depression (probably including thoughts of suicide), the stultifying, oppressive, dreary conformism and collectivism, the hundreds of nights with little or no sleep, staring into darkness, and often crying I’m sure, the passage of time at a snail’s pace, it probably feels as if she’s been enslaved for a decade if not longer. And when or if she’s released after “only” 8 or 10 years, it will feel as if she’d been enslaved for 2 decades.
In July of 2016, the Detroit Free Press interviewed on erstwhile prison guard named Lauralie Herkiner, who finally quit after being forced to endure 16-hour a day shifts for 6-days a week because the prison can’t hire or retain enough women guards. She “described an over-crowded prison where drugs are widely available.” she also repined that “the guards are irritable and the inmates are irritable and it just builds. It’s unsafe. (“Ex-officer says women’s prison crowded, dangerous,” Detroit Free Press, 7-25-2016.) And I doubt that the conditions she described have improved since then or will improve during Abigail’s final years of enslavement. The over-crowding and dangers might even be worse now than they were in 2016.
And now she has to worry about the Chinese-Wuhan virus. The left has used the virus as a pretext to release myriads of violent and dangerous criminals from state and federal prisons. And I’m sure the Michigan has released hundreds of violent and dangerous criminals, at least, because of the covid-19 pandemic -but not Abigail. I doubt that Abigail will be released from prison even if she’s afflicted with the Chinese-Wuhan virus.
And not a single person of any age in the state of Michigan has been or will be any safer because of her enslavement for 8-years, at least, followed by decades of quasi-totalitarian persecution. Not one violent or other mala in se crime has been or will be prevented or deterred by her hideously draconian/Orwellian sentence -in a state in which, every year in Detroit alone, nameless and faceless low-IQ brutes and savages who belong in prison (most of whom should have been buried in prison years ago) commit hundreds of rapes and murders and thousands of other violent and mala in se crimes. And, thanks to the media, Abigail is more infamous and despised than all of them put together. And, most likely, she will serve more time in prison than 90% of those brutes and savages, predators and “sociopaths,” who are or have been or will be imprisoned. And, scandalously though not surprisingly, untold legions and armies of them are not even arrested, much less indicted, much less prosecuted, much less convicted, much less incarcerated.
I was born on Jan. 11, 1950. I was 65 when she was sentenced to 8-25 years in prison 5-years ago. I’m now 70 and I’ll be 73, assuming I’m still alive, if she’s released from prison after “only” 8-years of enslavement, which is not a certainty. And 75 or 77 if she’s released after 10 or 12 years of imprisonment. It’s possible, if not likely, that I’ll die before she’s released from prison and that I’ll never have the chance to send her letters and articles and blog-posts and ask her many questions, at least some of which she’ll answer, hopefully but, alas, probably not. As noted previously, more than once, she was prohibited, as was Kathryn Ronk, from receiving and reading a letter and articles I sent to the prison because my words, iconoclastic and heterodox and “politically-incorrect,” were a “threat to security, good order, or discipline.”