Why Ask Why?
As I was waiting for my coworkers to get ready in their building, Jimmy approached me. He was a 60-year-old African American life prisoner. He told me that the governor denied his parole again. The Board of Prison Terms granted Jimmy parole four times. However, the governor rejected his release each time. Now he has to wait for a new parole hearing. I didn't know what to say to him.
Then Tim, a 39-year-old Caucasian life prisoner, came up to me with a big grin on his face. He told me that the governor approved his parole. He got the news yesterday. It was Tim's first time to get recommended by the BPT. Tim is going home on Monday. I shared his happiness.
Somebody is feeling sad. Somebody is feeling happy. Who knows what the governor is feeling when he plays God with people's lives!