Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Time reports: Violent crimes have dropped 25% since '87, but harsher sentencing for lesser crimes has caused overcrowding and fueled a thriving private-prisons industry.

Pew Report: 1 in 100 Adults in Prison. Click here for details:
http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=35912
“For all the money spent on corrections today, there hasn’t been a clear and convincing return for public safety,” said Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project.
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2008/02/one-in-100-us-adults-in-prison-pew.php

2 comments:

stanlovessheri said...

Dear Mr. Friedman,
My wife and I operate Never Forgotten Prison Ministry and we are very concerned about the American Injustice System. We have looked at your prisonvoices.net site many times and we were wondering if we could quote your poem that follows:
Arrest them.
Lock 'em up.
Throw away the key.
To hell with all those wrong-doers,
but please don't look at me.

For others, we demand justice.
For ourselves and our children,
we pray for mercy.
- Glenn Friedman, 2004
Judge not that ye be not judged,
For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged;
and with what measure ye mete,
it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? - Jesus of Nazareth, recorded by Matthew, Chapter 7:1 - 3
Please let us know. Thank you for your concern and effort in this issue.
Respectfully,
Stan and Sheri Smith
stanlovessheri@yahoo.com

stanlovessheri said...

Dear Mr. Friedman,
My wife and I operate Never Forgotten Prison Ministry and we are very concerned about the American Injustice System. We have looked at your prisonvoices.net site many times and we were wondering if we could quote your poem that follows:
Arrest them.
Lock 'em up.
Throw away the key.
To hell with all those wrong-doers,
but please don't look at me.

For others, we demand justice.
For ourselves and our children,
we pray for mercy.
- Glenn Friedman, 2004
Judge not that ye be not judged,
For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged;
and with what measure ye mete,
it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? - Jesus of Nazareth, recorded by Matthew, Chapter 7:1 - 3
Please let us know. Thank you for your concern and effort in this issue.
Respectfully,
Stan and Sheri Smith