Thursday, July 20, 2006

Topic for July 23rd Show

On July 23rd we'd like letters and phone calls on the topic of volunteering in the prison system vs. having personal contact with individual incarcerated people. In the New York State prison system, one has to choose between being a volunteer or visiting & corresponding with one or more incarcerated people. As a volunteer, say going inside to facilitate a group, one helps many people. As a visitor or correspondent with one or more incarcerated people, one maintains important personal connections. How does one choose? What are the pros & cons? Let us know your thoughts.

Monday, July 17, 2006

A Call for Your Personal Story

Michael Silverstein from the New York City Bar is looking to put together a portfolio of cases that show a pattern of people being unfairly treated by the Rockefeller drug laws; cases that highlight the injustice of its extreme sentences that are unhelped by existing reforms. If you could describe any cases that you know of, or could point him in the direction of people who may be abe to help further, please let him know.

Please write to him at:

Michael Silverstein
42 W. 44th St.
Third Floor
New York, NY 10036