The in escapable truth is that the American prison system is the reinstitutionalization of American slavery, and it too should be abolished. Everyone knows the prisons are corrupt although we lack an appreciation for just how corrupted they are. In most cases, if we really knew the depth of the corruption, then either we're in on it or fearing for our lives.
I well am aware that we cannot just revert to public execution, and we cannot just do away with our justice system. The solution is handjobs for everybody. Any time anyone commits a crime - everyone gets a handjob, always.