ALABAMA LEGISLATION FAILS TO
REFORM MARIJUANA LAWS
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From: Carl William Spitzer IV
To: PATRICK Crusade
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:24 PM
Subject: [patrickcrusade] Alabama: It's time for sentencing reform
alabama must be a very nasty place two reports in a months time.
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 16:59:21 -0500
TO: Alabama residents*
FROM: Karen O'Keefe, MPP legislative analyst
DATE: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
SUBJECT: It's time for sentencing reform
It's hard to think of a more wasteful way to spend tax
dollars than locking up marijuana users. But, in the midst of a budget
Your legislators could change that -- Alabama is already
taking a serious look at its sentencing practices -- but they need some
Please visit http://www.mpp.org/AL/action.html . After you choose your favorite pre-written letter and type in your address, our site will automatically e-mail your letter to your legislators ... all with the click of a few buttons. The whole process takes less than two minutes, but it makes a world of difference. Also, you can print the letters and send them to your legislators through regular mail.
There is also an opportunity coming up for marijuana policy reform activists to come together with other advocates and family members of inmates to discuss sentencing reform and other pressing issues. From April 16 until April 17, Family Members of Inmates (FMI) will host a convention culminating in a march and a rally.
The FMI Convention will address both personal issues facing inmates and their loved ones and policy issues, such as reforming the Habitual Offender Act, which now includes marijuana offenses. The convention's workshops include the Habitual Offender Act, Prison Reform, Re-entry Programs, Stop Prison Rape, Rehabilitation, Transition, Kids and How They Cope, and a roundtable question-and-answer session.
FMI asks that individuals register well in advance to
help defray the costs. The registration fee is $30.00 for individuals and
For more information on the Second Annual FMI Convention, please call Roberta Franklin -- Chairperson of FMI -- at 334-220-4670.
Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project. Please pass this information on so that even more voices for reform can be heard.