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Loïc Wacquant

In: Mass Imprisonment: Social Causes and Consequences

Chapter 7: Deadly Symbiosis: When Ghetto and Prison Meet and Mesh

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Deadly Symbiosis: When Ghetto and Prison Meet and Mesh
Deadly symbiosis: When ghetto and prison meet and mesh
LoïcWacquant

You know they got me trapped in this prison of seclusion

Happiness, living on tha street is a delusion

Even a smooth criminal one day must get caught

Shot up or shot down with tha bullet that he bought

Nine millimeter kicking, thinkin' about what tha street do to me

'Cause they never talk peace in tha black community

All we know is violence, do that job in silence

Walk tha city streets like a rat pack of tyrants

Too many brothers daily headin' for tha big penn

Niggas comin' out worse off than when they went in.

Tupac Shakur, ‘Trapped’ (Reprinted by permission of Universal Music Publishing Group)

Dedicated to the loving memory of DeeDee Armour who is ...

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