Welcome to KARMIC BURNING: Freeing Ourselves from Karmic Bondage.
This website is simple, because we have a simple idea and a simple plan. We know there are numerous services already out there that work to lend help to inmates of various institutions, either directly or indirectly. But we have a more specific target.
We want to help California inmates that are incarcerated in any in-State and out-of-State-transferred Correctional Facility or prison. We hope to help the indigent who cannot afford pricey help from lawyers and service agencies promising to send them packages for a large fee. We know that most inmates are cut off from the outside world and have no way to contact or even find their families or the ones they love. Some want to fix their lives, appeal their cases, look into their options, plan for the release or parole. But where can they turn to?
Counselors are assigned to each inmate at this time, and this is the inmate's link to his options. The counselor can be passive or aggressive about helping their assigned caseload, but most often than not, they are passive. Most inmates are regarded as deserving to be there in prison for whatever amount of time the Judge gave him, regardless of the facts of what really happened. In some instances, the inmate was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and in fact, did nothing directly related to committing an actual crime itself, but possibly got charged as an accessory to a trumped up crime that someone else committed. He may have become an accessory for many reasons, but maybe it was only because he failed to report the crime or he got scared and ran from the scene of the crime. Maybe he has his own personal distrust of the police and justice system or felt no need to go to them, believing that it was someone else's job to do so.
And of course, this is not to say all inmates are accessories to other people's crimes, nor is it saying that they are all innocent. Of course, absolutely every one of the inmates deserves to be incarcerated for doing something, whether it was for this crime, or maybe for a crime that he had committed previously and just never get caught.
Wait, what? Think about it. How many times have WE ALL committed crimes that NO ONE saw us do and we all got away with them at the time? Mostly EVERYONE has done at least a few minor criminal acts undetected in his or her entire life. That is what karmic debt is. Sometimes we go to prison or jail later in life for something totally unrelated to what we didn't get caught for, but just the act itself of being in prison burns off karmic debt, so that we become free of our karmic bondage, which is what keeps our soul trapped in a cycle of life and death.
But who is to know and say? Were any of us there at the time of the crime? Some of us looking at this website may be nodding, thinking yes, I was there. I know the truth. Others may be shaking their heads, wishing that he or she knew the truth of what really happened. And then there are others who just don't care, because he or she love the inmate regardless of the circumstances.
Our basic service at Karmic Burning is to help inmates help themselves by giving them access to information that is available to anyone on the outside world, that is public domain, and what is not by California penal code restricted information to the inmate*. This could be websites, search engines, penal codes, libraries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and so on. It could just be something as simple as the list of the best rated games for the Play Station 2 gaming system, which is allowed in most California prisons to inmates. Maybe an inmate just wants to be able to present his information to a legal personnel in a more professional-looking manner by having his words typed up and presented in a nice-looking portfolio of information.
The list of services that could be given to these inmates is endless, and is only limited by what the inmate needs and wants, and what is allowed by the law to give access to the inmate.
*We at Karmic Burning are not going to break the law on behalf of any inmate or third party. If there is a restraining order or matter of domestic violence, we will NOT track down someone the person is not supposed to have contact with by law, for example.
But give us a chance. If you are curious about how we can help someone you know, send us an email.
We are currently working on this website, so more information will be available as it is updated.
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Make Your Mark
Below is a place where you can list your opinions, thoughts, and ideas of how we can help inmates who need it. If you do not understand the kind of inmate we are talking about, the kind that really truly needs our help, then read the New Section INMATE STORIES - this defines it basically as inmates that in turn are actually victims of circumstance and wrongful discrimination made against them in Court. We are not asking what you think we should do to help a serial killer or a serial rapist. There are limits to what we accept that the public is willing to tolerate helping, despite the laws of Dharma, which you will find on another page.
But we are new, as of December 4, 2009, and we need your comments and suggstions. In the future we will have a Forums page for discussion, and a page that is full of Polls and Questions to get the general feelings that exist towards our justice systems in the State of California.