Hard Rock In Prison Analysis

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This poem is mostly about a fallen hero of some sort to the inmates of the prison. Hard Rock was a constant source of inspiration to the fellow inmates and patients, but he was quickly brought done by the circumstances of his environment. “Since 1980, the number of inmates in U.S. prisons and jails has grown from roughly 500,000 to over two million. Today the United States jails a higher number of its citizens than the top 35 a countries in Europe combined.” (Inmate Nation 5). Hard Rock is just one of many example of the effects mass incarceration has on African Americans. This concept is just a modern day movement to reform America’s problem, Black Americans. Looking back at the Poem, I recognized the similarities between Hard Rock and mass
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