Hey, I know what you mean. The courts in California wanted to give me 27 years for selling drugs. The only reason I sold drugs was there wasn't any work, and I have four children to take care of. With no job, and with my record, they won't let me get any kind of assistance. So what's a guy to do? Well, good luck and God Bless. - Anonymous
I have just seen your website and wanted to say that it's reassuring to know that thoughtful debate on drug issues actually takes place in a country that appears to be traveling backwards sometimes. Removing this issue from the moralistic rubbish preached by both your government, and to a lesser extent mine, can only help us all. Thank you, and don't ever give up! - David Allan-Smith RN, United Kingdom
I was told that you offer information on
really important issues in the war on drugs. I am in on a drug
case myself. I have been in solitary confinement for more than
three years. I get no visits, phone calls, or even commissary.
I am also unable to work in solitary and can't support myself.
I'm currently incarcerated at Rockville Correctional Facility, sentenced to 40 years for meth on my first felony conviction. I was out on bond in another state, so that was their reasoning. I have never been in trouble before, and I'm 34 years old. This just seems extreme. Please, if there is anything you can suggest, I'm at my wit's end. - Thank you, Susan Banks
I just wanted to write to tell you to keep
up the good work. Please don't stop. Please don't give up on
us now. I have not seen the Razor Wire in awhile, and
I was thinking you forgot about me or lost my address.
One of the big stories now in the news
is about the closing down of U.S. military bases. Such action
may save $40 billion over the next 20 years. I find this interesting
when compared with this nation's prison problem. Alone, federal
prisons cost $4.6 billion each year, or $92 billion in 20 years
without including inflationary increases.
While I was in county jail I tried to kill
myself by swallowing razor blades. I did this because I was afraid
to come to prison, and tried the easy way out by killing myself.
All my life I've been into drugs. I sold them to help feed my
family, and I did robberies so they could eat, and I could get
high. I joined a gang, and it became my new family. It was all
about drugs and crime.
I got the wonderful book you sent me (Drug War
Facts) - thank you so much! I literally have people signed
up and waiting in line to read it when I'm through. It should
be mandatory reading for all Americans. I also made copies of
the book list you suggested and sent them to several people to
order some books for us here.
On March 2, 2005, I was sentenced to 10
years in federal prison. I have been incarcerated for two and
one half years to date in state prison, but none of that time
counts toward my new fed sentence.
I recently received your last Razor
Wire newsletter, and really enjoyed it. My question to you
now is, "Can I subscribe and pay the $6 annual prisoner
membership fee with postage stamps?"