Pubdate: Tue, 08 Feb 2000
Date: 02/08/2000
Source: Capital Times, The  (WI)
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