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My Daughter Has Felony Drug Convictions Now What?

The mentally ill -- jailed and desperate for help - CNN.com

Id like everyone to take a look at thisarticle and watch the video if at all possible.

It explains so much about why certain people do the crimes that they do.

Ponder this for a moment:
Say your mom, who has always been a nice, normal mom, one day goes out and pours gasoline on a group of kids walking to school one morning. No reason, no idea why she did it.

She will be carted off to jail and locked away for a long time for attempted murder of children and aggravated child abuse.

If she is lucky enough she will get a lawyer that insists she has a physical and mental evaluation. Low and behold! We find that she has a problem like schizophrenia or Bi-polar disorder or a whhole host of other maladies that will fester in your brain until you snap.

What if she didnt get a lawyer? Or she was forced to take a court appointed lawyer who doesnt give a damn or one who is inexperienced?

These are people who are SICK. Puttng them in jail is ak…
I did some house cleaning. A little redecorating around here, can ya tell?
I know, a prison reform blog that is all pink and sparkly is a little odd but I like it. It fis my personality and we can all count our blessings that I dont have a big ol' Hello Kitty on here somewhere.

NNow that I finaly finished this huge writing assignment for my online content job (thanks Nikki)I can get back to my book for a few.

I wrote a letter to Michelle Byroms son. He is actually in Parchman, the Mississippi prison that has been making headlines for its horrendous conditions.

I also wrote another letter to federal inmate Angela Johnson. She seems like such a neat lady. She made me this really beautiful card, I was amazed.

Lastly, I sent a copy of the Florida Support newsletter to Kimberley McCarthy.

I miss Kim. I really enjoyed writing to her. She used to be married to the leader of the Black Panthers at one time. She is convicted of killing her elderly neighbor inan atmpt to find drug money. I wond…