The Coalition for Jubilee Clemency
November 27, 2000 10:16 AM   Subscribe

The Coalition for Jubilee Clemency A national coalition of faith leaders is petitioning President Clinton to release on supervised parole those Federal prisoners serving unconscionably long sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses.
posted by snakey (5 comments total)
 
Sounds good to me, but I'm faithless and not a leader. Is anyone unconvinced that the war on drugs is a complete failure, unless you profit from building prisons?
posted by chrismc at 2:10 PM on November 27, 2000


Well, dealers like what it does to the prices . . .
posted by alan at 2:39 PM on November 27, 2000


Maybe this is a sign that the pendulum is swinging the other way now. Hope so.
posted by snakey at 3:46 PM on November 27, 2000


Never happen. If just one of those people pardoned should ever do something bad, the Democrats would be handing the Republicans another Willie Horton.

Sad, but probably true.
posted by straight at 11:29 AM on November 28, 2000


The possibility is there, but I don't think that it would be even remotely as exploitable as Willie Horton's case. In fact, I wonder if this might help get some right-wing religious conservatives to weigh in on the sane side of this issue.
posted by snakey at 12:47 PM on November 28, 2000


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