on the drug war, the prisons, the medicine, and the betrayers.
The Perpetual Prisoner Machine
"This is one of the most important books about the state of this nation that has come along in years. The fact that we have become the new Soviet Union, the new South Africa, when it comes to incarcerating our own citizens is perhaps our most shameful accomplishment of the past decade. The brilliance of Joel Dyer's book is that he just doesn't state sad and compelling fact, he gives us the why behind it — how politicians, lawyers, and corporations have profited by frightening the public into believing that we must lock up as many people as possible."
— Michael Moore, filmmaker: Roger & Me and The Big One
Once I heard a Soviet dissident give this accounting:
Guard at the Slave Labor Camp: What was your sentence?
New Prisoner: 25 years of Slave Labor
Guard: What was your crime?
New Prisoner: Nothing! I am innocent!
Guard: Do not lie to me! If you were innocent, your sentence would be only 10 years of Slave Labor.
One day I can imagine this exchange:
American Judge: How do you plead?
Defendant: Not guilty
American Judge: If you are not guilty, why didn't you accept pre-trial intervention?
Sunday, November 04, 2001 1:51 AM
|The forward to the book
is written by one of the world's foremost medical marijuana authorities,
Tod H. Mikuriya, M.D.
Dave Ford's book, MARIJUANA:
NOT GUILTY AS CHARGED,
In the forward,
|If marijuana is relatively harmless, why is
This book examines and debunks the myths about marijuana,
Testimonials from people with cancer (including the author),
AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and other debilitating
ConsciousMedia Staff Review
|Author William Chapin, whose
book, Wasted, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, wrote:
"When I wrote Wasted (McGraw-Hill), the story of my son's drug
addiction, I thought marijuana was a stepping-stone to heavier drugs. I'm
now convinced that pot had nothing to do with it. Marijuana: Not Guilty As
Charged is a valuable and honest book---a "must read"
William Chapin, Author
"Newjack is an astonishing work by a gifted -- and
dedicated -- journalist. Ted Conover takes us into the dangerous, sad,
amusing, and instructive soul of one of America's best-known
"The best book I ever read on the Drug
"A magnificent production. I
Does not yet have publisher...Any takers?
A SMUGGLER'S TALES FROM JAILS by Gary Waid
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