Besides all of the excellent points you make, something else worth noting about Jackson is that since his death prisons have become even more brutal and even more oppressive.

The prison industrial complex is determined not to let another Jackson become the focus of protest and national attention.

In today’s prison world, Jackson would be thrown in solitary confinement for years or decades, effectively silenced, slowly going insane.

Entire prisons have been built for this purpose.

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