Zoo Cage Prophet

Series: Ad-seg series | Story 1

Last updated 9/28/2013 at 12:32pm


We use our past pain, hurts, brokenness, and self-pity to build sky high cages that trap us in like zoo animals. It’s time to forgive and forget ourselves.

I’m not a prophet. Or the son of one. But once I allowed someone to think I was. Well, allow me to explain...

Ad-seg (the Hole), by law, must give each inmate the opportunity to go outside for exercise. However, in order to do this and yet keep security in place, the yard is no more than a basketball court-sized concrete slab, with 20 zoo-like cages. Four rows of five cages form the solution to the legal requirement. The staff calls them dog runs.

Each cage is perfectly spaced three feet from the next—front, side, back. I like to believe that the person who designed this setup must ha...

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