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Maptalk-Digest Thursday, December 21 2000 Volume 00 : Number 267

ABC News wants to know someone doing great things
    From: "kim hanna" <>
[] !! Honolulu Star-Bulletin : Cayetano Says State Should Treat, Not Incarc
    From: Peter Webster <>
Greer Hits the Ariwaves in Ohio
    From: Mark Greer <>


Subj: ABC News wants to know someone doing great things
From: "kim hanna" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 23:14:06 

ABC News wants to know people doing great things.....

Who do you think is making a difference in the 21st century?  Does someone
in particular spark your curiosity?  Someone who is doing great things but
going unnoticed?  We'd like to hear who you would choose for us to profile
in our 21st Century Lives series.  Click here to e-mail us your suggestion:

Perhaps some nominations from the drug reform community...

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Subj: [] !! Honolulu Star-Bulletin : Cayetano Says State Should Treat, Not Incarcerate
From: Peter Webster <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 14:29:05 +0000

DrugNews Comment:
Prediction: "Treatment Not Incarceration" will turn out to be even worse
than Prohibition. "Treatment not incarceration" as national policy risks
yet greater justification and public approval for stigmatising and removing
from society those whose personal choices involve politically-incorrect,
un-American drugs, and doing so in a way that seems "medical," and
scientifically-justified. "Until these sick are cured, and can accept to
live in the real world of responsibilities and duties, we will out of the
good of our own hearts ensure that they get the treatment they need, for as
long as it takes," seems a far more dangerous collective mind-set than
"lock then up so they will know of our disapproval." The lack of success
for "addiciton treatment" noted by many researchers will merely confirm the
necessity to continue to demonise drug users ad infinitum, as the
"treatments" will accomplish little save to pacify the public and political
conscience of the nation. "Even with our best and most expensive
treatments, they do not become cured." The Therapeutic State looms ever
larger in America, let us be warned:

"The therapeutic state is a totalitarian state - all the more so
 for masking its tyranny as therapy."
    -- Thomas Szasz             

Pubdate: Mon, 18 Dec 2000
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI)
Copyright: 2000 Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Address: P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, Hawaii 96802
Fax: (808) 523-8509
Author: Associated Press


He Says He'd Rather Build Schools Than Prisons

Gov. Ben Cayetano said he has had a change of heart about the importance of

adding prison space in Hawaii and is now grateful his proposal for a new
prison on the Big Island fell through.

He said he can stay true to his original campaign pledge to build schools
instead of prisons.

Cayetano said he has become more convinced that the state should pursue
alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent drug offenders.

He said he was inspired by California voters' passage last month of
Proposition 36, which requires treatment instead of jail or prison for
first-or second-time nonviolent drug offenders.

Cayetano said he wants to study whether Hawaii would benefit from a similar


"The drug problem is so difficult to deal with. Incarceration cannot be the

answer," he said in a meeting with Neighbor Island newspaper editors Friday.

He said drug addiction is an illness.

"It doesn't discriminate -- it affects all social classes," Cayetano said.

This summer, Cayetano vetoed a bill that would have allowed public employee

unions to bid to operate a privately built prison on the Big Island, saying

a union-run prison would be too expensive.

He said the state will have to continue sending inmates to privately run
mainland facilities to address the problem of prison overcrowding.

Proposition 36 was bitterly opposed by many working in California's legal
and law enforcement fields but was supported by 60 percent of the state's

It is the largest and most ambitious drug treatment program in U.S.
history, providing $120 million a year for counties to pay for drug
treatment, an amount many say is not enough to treat thousands of
additional offenders in an already overburdened treatment system.

The measure goes into effect July 1.
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Subj: Greer Hits the Ariwaves in Ohio
From: Mark Greer <>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 15:07:28 -0800


I neglected to send out a prior notice but I did a radio talk show 
syndicated on 3 stations in Ohio for an hour this AM.

Louie Free (no not FBI director Louie Free :) is a strong reform advocate. 
I've done his show a number of times. We discussed Shattered Lives, Chris 
Conrad,,,, and he lobbed me 
softballs for an hour. It was a real "plug fest."

From: "louie free" <>
Subject: Re: ALERT: # 193 Even Feds Can See Flaws Of Drug Tests
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 20:12:53

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