Incarceration Nation – Just say “know,” as in I know what y’all are doing, and I want it stopped.

Mother Jones just reported, “Less than a month after retiring from his post as Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Harley G. Lappin has been hired to a top positon at the nation’s largest private, for-profit prison contractor, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).” Fortunately, a Facebook friend alerted me to the news before I received an invitation to let my representative know my feelings on marijuana, so here’s what I wrote:

Dear Representative Hastings:

No one unduly profits from my painful skeletal birth defects, but only because my sole kidney – another birth defect – is too fragile to stand up to addictive, expensive, all-too-frequently trafficked prescription pain killers.

There is no reason – other than intrenched ignorance and avarice – for me to be in continual pain 24/7/365. My kidney is not too fragile for herbs, and that’s all that marijuana was before thugs bred it into an absurdly potent moneymaker. No one used to cough for two minutes after taking one puff.

The thugs owe all their profits to Congress, who continues to protect addictive prescription pain pill manufacturers ahead of the public that pays its wages.

We’ve paid trillions to wage war on a herb that turned it into a drug while politicians pocketed millions to pretend that addictive, heavily trafficked pain pills are better than mother nature.

White on white over white is a Motown shorthand for a white car with a white interior and white wall tires – outside, inside, how it rolls.

When it comes to the politics of pain, the Motown shorthand for Congress is cowardice on corruption over complicity – outside, inside, how it rolls.

How Congress rolls is what keeps us slithering like snakes, no longer standing tall – warmongering, torturing, assassinating, surveilling, detaining, disappearing, oppressing … the list grows longer daily.

I’m in pain, and so are millions of other Americans, and you have sufficient “Dear Colleague” writing skills to help all of us, Rep. Hastings. Americans should be able to grow marijuana without it being anyone’s business, any more than their growing lemon grass or sage.

A “Dear Colleague” letter should stress that incarcerated marijuana users (not sellers) be freed immediately, and that it was remiss of Congress to correct crack/powder cocaine sentencing without making it retroactive.

Pull the rug out from those who’ve made this the incarceration nation.  Mother Jones just reported, “Less than a month after retiring from his post as Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Harley G. Lappin has been hired to a top positon at the nation’s largest private, for-profit prison contractor, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).”

Pull the rug, sir. Now, sir.

Thank you.

Susan Chandler

About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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