Men are greatly skilled at harming one another. The laws of men are thought to be the solution to this. But the laws of men are arbitrary. They are meant to punish the harms which threaten to undermine the establishment; even the laws which seem not to be for that purpose so attend that purpose in the end.
We punish presumed harms in accordance with the superstitions of the day, harms born of self-fulfilling prophecy which thus harm accordingly. But we punish none of the great harms which are approved by the elite; those in their best interests to inflict, and for us to inflict on others.
Prisons are taken for granted, while truly they are the privilege of the free. Yet we seem to resent each small price we must pay for it.