The criminal justice system,

is focused on a mission.

To incarcerate those in need of help,

is the first mistake we are dealt.

Incarcerated multiple times,

has left me judged by multiple crimes.

What happened to the second chance act?

The act which should free us,

was meant to be a pluse.

Haunted by past mistakes,

affects our futures and puts us at stake.

Dedicated to being sober,

with no hope of final closure.

People change and deserve recognition,

instead we are put through hell and reminiscing.

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