So tragic...the whole season, all the stories, th endings for the characters...fucking tragic.
Many people have the attitude that people who break laws deserve to be punished, and severely, to “pay back society”. Lots of people believe illegal immigrants need to be rounded up and sent back to their countries of origin with no delay. I know OITNB is a TV show, but I dare anyone to watch the institutional breakdown of people’s souls depicted on this show, and still not be moved to question if we as a country are doing right by anyone trapped in such broken bureaucratic systems. Yes, laws are being broken, and people need to take ownership of their actions and bad decisions. However, the way things are currently (mis)managed only sets up everyone involved for failure. For the people rounded up in ICE raids- No plan of what to do with the US born children, no plan to provide proper legal or translation services, or adequate temporary housing or medical aid. For inmates in for-profit prisons - very little meaningful educational or therapeutic assistance. Inadequate or non existent medical/psychiatric care. No support channels for post-release to prevent recidivism. Heartbreaking to think of all the real life Maritza’s,Tiffany’s, Tastee’s, Red’s, Karla’s, Morello’s etc etc etc. Tens of thousands of lives destroyed every year.