10 December: Human Rights Day

10 December marks Human Rights Day, which commemorates the founding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This year, Human Rights Day will celebrate the first few famous words of the declaration “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” with the thematic focus of non-discrimination.

May these words find their way into the hearts and minds of those who are paid to work for the prison system in Nevada and elsewhere. May the people working in the prisons always be reminded of the dignity of every creature. May prisoners realise that they too have a responsibility towards each other and the staff. Due to inequality between those locked up and those who lock others up, this is not easy. Therefore, may we all, the humans living in the world, support and help all those working and living inside the prison walls. Because we are all born free and equal in dignity and rights.

With these thoughts in mind, we can only think that prisons are evil things that create inequality and more discrimination. So the best way forward would be to diminish the amount of prisons and to create jobs that help build up a safer and better society for all.