“Other cultures and societies build temples, churches, museums, shrines, universities, etc… to show the world what they value. They devote their people, resources and money to supporting and operating those institutions. Durham Co has spent millions to build DCJ & DCC. As its temples, Durham County must fuel these shrines with criminals to keep them functioning. No where else I’ve lived…does the local government devote so much of its money and resources to the criminal justice system or value the conviction and punishment of innocent people as they do here.”
— M.H., recently liberated from the D. C. jail.