DRCNet has started a special
new e-mail list to support the work of the Jubilee Justice 2000 campaign
and other efforts to free drug war prisoners. JUBILEE-INFO is a one
way announcement list -- similar to the DRC-NATL list that carries the
Week Online in that it is not a discussion group but only carries announcements
that DRCNet distributes -- but which is intended for people who want to
get more information and action alerts on prison/ incarceration issues,
without having to wait until the end of the week to read them in the Week
Please visit http://www.drcnet.org/jubilee-signup/
to subscribe, and please visit http://www.drcnet.org/justice/
to send an e-mail or fax to Congress opposing mandatory minimum sentencing
and the war on drugs.
Please support the following
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
Call the Drug Policy Foundation
at (202) 537-5005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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."
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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