Wesley Harris, Prisoner of the drug war

A Sad Day
By Curtistine Wilson, mother of a prisoner of the drug war

This is a very sad day for me. My son Wesley Harris is locked up behind bars in prison. My youngest son died Jan 15, l979. He would have been 23 years old today, just 1 1/2 years younger than Wesley.

Wesley wrote me today and sent some letters he wanted you to read. I thank you for answering his letters. He doesn't have anyone besides me, and people like you that write him. People forget about you when you get locked up or become sick.

Wesley was over-charged for his crime, even if he was guilty. It is bad to have so many people going to prison for such small crimes. I go to church every Sunday, and I just look around and about half of the people there have loved ones locked away. The Pastor of our church has two sons in prison. She won an award for trying to help people with long prison sentences. She's working trying to help these people, too.

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