I am not a journalist, My three sons who have or are working on their Master Degree (one in English) tell me politely I cannot write very well, either. I put up my site to express my objections to the Drug Laws. I have been distracted by politics, family reunions and Pharisees (AFA) seating in high seats in synagogues and taking widows last mite.
S****i, I look at the drug laws from a different preceptive than most. I see it as a mission without a goal and a power grab by many. We are locking up some of the the most sick people in our society. Some happen to be my friends. I have never used, sold or transported an illegal drug. My thoughts come from 30 years experience. I can share my experience, but for spiritual reasons I cannot print how I came to get this experience. My resume will scare you. But here it is:
My family: I am fully acquainted with four generations, both maternal and parental, which includes 71 individuals and I happen to be the only alcoholic/manic depressive.
My experience includes: I have been in mental health units 5 times for 120 days. I personally have been treated over 46 years by 19 psychiatrists, 13 psychologists and 24 family physicians for manic depressive disorder. I have no idea have many visits that included.
I visited a Federal prison once, one State prison many times, three county jails about 50 times, one hospital for the criminally insane three times. I have visited about 10 alcohol/drug treatment centers more than 250 times. I have visited alcoholic/addicts in lawyers offices, doctors offices, churches, and their homes 100s of times, Talked to 1000s on the phone both addicts and their families, I have been to about 12,000 fellowship meeting the past 30 years in 16 different states and one foreign country. I know I have met more than 10,000 alcoholic/addicts and the families.
This jail situation is a perfect example of the damage our drug laws are doing to Lee County. Please remember this Jail has been in use only nine years. My friends tell me that violence is rampant and of course we know of one homicide this year. My only question is: Why can’t the Daily Journal check how prisoners are there on drug charges, yes include those in the so call “drug business”. They would not exist without these laws? Only Lee County not the one brought from other places.