Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Beloved Drew.... City Hall today!

Today beloved Drew turns 23 years old.  If Deters hadn't lied about the deal, Drew would be getting out at age 30.  But because Deters lied, Drew is on paper to be released at age 40.

Yet, I'll  continue to fight for Drew and and young men like Drew, who are unfairly sentenced in the criminal just-us system. 

Today CAJD will be at Cincinnati City Hall @ 5:30 pm to hear Attorney Michelle Alexander speak.  Alexander has a wonderful book titled  The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 

We believe the event is open to the public.  However, call to confirm.

Thank to all that read the  article, than made the phone calls on Tuesday.

Thanks Blog Readers.  See below for numbers and instructions on what to say.

•Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), (202) 224-3542

•Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-3135

These two U.S. senators are key to getting this bill passed in 2010.


I am calling to ask the senator to prioritize and support immediate Senate passage of S. 714, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, because:

•Thousands of offenders receive lengthy mandatory terms in federal prison. These sentences have driven an increase in incarceration, stretching our prisons beyond their limits.

•The current incarceration rate comes at a high cost to taxpayers, families and communities.

•The proposed commission would review the criminal justice system, identify programs and policies that promote public safety, and urge reform of policies and practices that aren't working.

•The result will be a more effective and just criminal justice system.

•Thank you!