Pubdate: Fri, 06 Sep 2002
Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)
Copyright: 2002 Detroit Free Press
Author: Debra Wright
Bookmark: (Incarceration)
Bookmark: (Racial Issues)


Thank you for your editorial on prison precedence. It is evident to many 
people that our current policies aren't working. They have had a 
devastating effect on inner cities by tearing families apart. They are 
racist and unjust.

Our current drug policies contribute enormously to the prison population. 
Our drug policies also contribute to the killing of innocent children on 
street corners. The violence in our inner cities is directly related to the 
current prohibition of drugs.

Debra Wright, Ann Arbor
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