Pubdate: Tue, 08 Feb 2000
Source: Capital Times, The  (WI)
Copyright: 2000 The Capital Times
Author: Glenn H. Early


We, as Americans, must hang our heads in shame on February 15, 2000, a date
when our nation is estimated to reach another milestone in history

Our prison and jail populations will be reaching the disturbing 2 million
mark, with more than half being non-violent offenders.

Earning the title of, "The World's Largest Jailer" is an atrocity. Our
nation must begin serious debate of its current policies.

The political foolishness of imprisoning the masses for the illusory
benefits of societal need must be brought to a swift and just end.

And our government policy only becomes more embarrassing when our leaders
self-righteously criticize others such as China, Iraq and Cuba, while it
works slowly to erode our own cherished rights and freedoms.

We, as a people, must say no, we must scream, enough!

Glenn H. Early
The November Coalition
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