Let's take them up on the offer. Let's help democracy get hands on with prison justice and mental health. Let's submit essays and articles to prison justice publications. Let's show up at prison justice events. Let's work together for a vision of a nonviolent revolution in not only the mental health system, but also the prison justice system.
Editorial: The prison system incarcerates us all
New Pittsburgh Courier; 1/15/2000
New Pittsburgh Courier
Political activist criticizes U.S. prison system at U. Wisconsin
University Wire; 3/1/1999; Lisa Kalscheur
'Three Strikes' Law Ineffective After 10 Years, Study Says
Precinct Reporter; 3/11/2004
There are merits in parole system
New Straits Times; 6/18/2001; Lee Lam Thye
New Straits Times
JUST PUNISHMENT AND AMERICA'S PRISON EXPERIMENT.
Theological Studies; 9/1/2000; MCCORMICK, PATRICK T.
In sum, a nonviolent revolution in the mental health system is intertwined with a nonviolent revolution in the criminal justice system. Yes, society has a right to at times restrict the liberty of those who violate equally-applied laws, after due process is followed. But all -- 100 percent -- especially those in prison or jail, ought to be offered a range of voluntary services, and none ought to be coerced into having procedures that can cause brain damage.
Some individuals directed to prison or jail may be redirected to diversion programs. For example, an individual who drives while drunk may in some appropriate instances be offered an education program about alcohol and driving. Their acceptance or rejection of such a program should not shorten or lengthen the time of their "sentence." Attending a professionally run educational program is not inherently intrusive and brain damaging.
In fact, he even persuaded Warden Roy Best to play himself and the gentleman graciously obliges with a naturalness few actors could stimulate. In his direction, too, Crane Wilbur has held to a realistic line for much of the prison action and in some of the outside episodes.