The following is a message circulating among friends and family members of federal prisoners who currently are denied the possibility of parole. It is sent by David Correa 03627-068, a non-violent first time offender and prisoner of the War on Drugs serving a life sentence in USP Coleman, Florida. Viewers are asked to call one of the phone numbers listed below. Please do not let the opportunity slip by. Each call we make will make a difference.
All right, ladies and gentlemen, let's keep the momentum going. Recently, Congressman Sensenbrenner has established three phone numbers for our family members to call and voice support for this important issue. This is a positive step that we can make. It creates increasing congressional interest in the parole issue. Please! Pick up the phone, call your family and friends, and provide them with the three phone numbers below! Say write them down! Tell them to call one of the numbers as soon as they hang up and state why restoration of parole is necessary!
Money that parole can save from an already over-taxed system could be used for a more useful purpose than keeping first time non-violent offenders in prison for life or near-life sentences. Non-violent first time offenders with life or near-life sentences that result from draconian mandatory minimum laws deserve a second chance to integrate with society. (Note that the parole bill, as written, is applicable to everyone. Our statement does not limit parole to just first time offenders. The language is meant to accomplish a political goal.)
Again, elderly inmates with serious medical problems who in no way pose a threat to society should be provided with the means to spend their last few years with their loved ones.
LEAVE MESSAGES FOR CONGRESSMAN SENSENBRENNER AT:
These numbers have been set up for this very purpose, so let's not screw this up.
Also, it's important to note that bills take an average of 5 years before they gain the necessary congressional support to become law, which happens only after a number of reintroductions, gaining more and more signatures as momentum builds. This will be the bill's third since its initial introduction by Congressman Danny K. Davis, since when it has continued to gather support. The process takes commitment on our part to encourage our family and friends to repeatedly voice their support through all the denials that happen along the way, until success is ours. Success for our bill can be reasonably expected in the next 2-3 years.
Of course, this message is for those who want to invest
in justice and not unjust incarceration. Only our action tells which
choice we make!