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The May/June 2000 issue of the Drug Policy Letter, with guest editor Chad Thevenot, features "Prisoners of War," a sobering discussion of the reality of America's unprecedented incarceration frenzy:
  • Mary-Elizabeth Fitzgerald discusses how the incarceration of drug offenders impacts women and their children.
  • Kelly Ali, the wife of a drug war prisoner, shares her personal narrative of a prison visit.
  • Drug war prisoner G. Patrick Callahan gives a firsthand account of life behind bars.
  • Kay Perry, coordinator of the eTc campaign, talks about the excessive charges for prisoner phone calls.
  • DPF Senior Policy Analyst Bill Piper reports on the use of ion scanning in prisons to search prison visitors.
  • David Leven reports on the excessiveness and destructiveness of the use of solitary confinement in prisons for disciplinary infractions.
  • Prisoner advocate Mary Barr comments on how drugs are smuggled into prisons and jails.
  • Tom Cahill outlines the tragic reality of jail and prison rape.
  • Last but not least, "Doing Time For Consensual Crime," by Peter McWilliams, 1949-2000, excerpted from his landmark book "Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do."
Call the Drug Policy Foundation at (202) 537-5005 or e-mail dpf@dpf.org to join or request a copy, and visit http://www.dpf.org to find out more.

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Issue #147, 7/28/00 Corrections System Continues to Bloat With 458,000 Drug War Prisoners: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Justice Policy Institute Crunch the Numbers in Separate Reports | Supreme Court Rules, Federal Sentencing Structures Tremble | See You in Philly: Shadow Convention Set to Convene Sunday | Forbes Exposes McCaffrey's Crusade Against "Cheech and Chong Medicine" | Drug Policy Letter Issue Focuses on Drug War Prisoners, DRCNet Launches New Prison/Incarceration Info List | Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other: Important Amendments to Anti-Methamphetamine Act | Newsbrief: Recalcitrant Feds to Appeal Oakland Marijuana Club Decision | Liar of the Week | Media Scan: salon.com, Washington Post | AlertS: Colombia, Mandatory Minimums, California, New York, Washington | HEA Campaign | Event Calendar | Editorial: Shocking Incrementalism
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