populace in prisons

“We are Men! We are not beasts and do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States. What has happened here is but the sound before the fury of those are oppressed.”

  Elliot L.D. Barkley, revolutionary inmate, speaking to media during the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising

bottlebattler  asked:

I know you guys are supposed to be the toughest prison around, but that's no excuse for having such lousy food. As a chef, I think the one thing that can keep a prison populace complacent is having good food.

‘‘Well, it depends on which food you mean… Our cooks are actually VERY talented and make the guards and whole staff decent meals. We COULD feed the prisoners with it too, but…it is better to keep dangerous criminals weak.’‘