Judicial system doesn't treat everyone fairly

In the last two years (since our son's incarceration) we've been forced to listen to U.S. prosecutor testifying in court "We don't make deals." However, that doesn't seem to be the case. We've noticed other inmates serve hardly any time at all and some have even received immunity. Recently one of the inmates signed over properties valued at six figures with only 54 months to serve. Money over justice. Does this mean, if a person plays the game, gives up "all" assets, does a lot of fast talking, that they get all the benefits, including rehab and less time? I ask, what type contract do these people sign? Does the judicial system own them for the rest of their lives? Does the law serve only those who can afford the assets?

Our son was not alone in Homer's drug escapades. Some may like the fact the judicial system played unfair with him while showing favoritism to others, but that still doesn't make it right. They broke our son's rights. They blatantly slandered our family name in the community with incorrect stories, the same community where our family has earned a humble, but honest, living for 30 years. Citizens of this country already recognize the judicial system desperately needs fixed. Our son's dilemma has opened our eyes to the truth and we are learning (with proper procedures), changes can and will happen.

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