Fight unjust Three Strikes law
I am interested in getting petitions for the Three Strikes law. I would very much like to contribute my time in collecting as many signatures as possible. I could easily be a victim of this so called Justice System, I have 2 strikes on my record as a first timer.
I really do have to fight for justice, because after being in the system just a few years I have heard all the stories of inmates who are serving a 25 to life sentences for such petty crimes as petty theft, drug paraphernalia, little petty stuff that I can't believe these sentences handed down. And the number of years these fellow inmates have served are unjustifiable. I've been to San Quentin, and to Old Folsom, in my 3 years I've met over 100 inmates who in total years probably served over 1000 years for such minor offenses as shoplifting at Safeway a $10 bottle of liquor (25 years). All too many to name, but as I go through the system I'm seeing more 3 strikers.
It is a crime in itself to take a man away from his family for so long, for so petty shit as taking a pack of batteries, or a pair of levis from the gap. No matter how much this merchandise may add up to, it can never add up to life. And I'm hearing a lot of horror stories like this about condemned men now facing 25 years to life. This is a crying shame, I do hope that the MIM continues to distribute its literature through these prisons so that more people can rally up and speak out on, for I could easily be the next victim of this so called justice system. I'd just like to say to keep up the good work and keep the MIM Notes coming!
MIM adds: A copy of our Three Strikes Petition can be found on our web site at http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/agitation/prisons under the California campaigns section.