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From: Kay Lee
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 5:38 PM
Subject: DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population - but 25 percent of the world's prison population.
RESPONSE TO SHORTAGE OF HYGENE PRODUCTS FOR PRISONERS IN UNITED STATES
The United States continues the mass incarceration of its citizens, despite the fact that they cannot provide even the most basic needs of prisoners warehoused in various federal, state, and local jails and prisons.
We must think ahead to see where this is all leading and the tremendous burden that three million or so dirty, diseased, and neglected prisoners will be on us later.
Weigh the cost of toilet paper and sanitary pads today versus the cost of health care for and contagion from released prisoners tomorrow. Then join these peaceful protests of people trying to make a difference.
OHIO'S OPERATION MAD PAD
In response to Governor Taft's budget cuts, on May 1st we will be sending sanitary napkins to Governor Taft to protest the budget cuts that would deny women in Ohio prisons proper hygiene. To protest the unhealthy and inhumane treatment the women, Operation Mad Pad" is in effect. We are going to provide Governor Taft with enough donated sanitary napkins to give the women a proper supply.
We want you to join us.
It's simple: Just put a sanitary napkin in an envelope, and on May 1st, 2003, drop it in your mailbox addressed to:
Governor Bob Taft
77 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117
Phone 614-466-3555 or 614-644-HELP
There is also a petition online at:
Project Coordinator Christy
OPERATION WIPEOUT TEXAS STYLE
In light of the article published by the Huntsville Item on March 20th, 2003
(See webpage) and several alarming reports from Texas prisoners, we have made the decision to launch "Operation Wipe Out Texas Style".
Prisoners are being denied basic hygiene necessities for "budget" reasons. It is outrageous to see TDCJ cutting such important hygiene products as a first move to save money.
In some units, soap has also been denied. Prisoners are told to "use your sheets"! Women prisoners endure a very humiliating fate due to the complex and lengthy administrative procedure to get sanitary pads. This will hasten the spread of diseases in the units. The lack of proper hygiene supplies presents a very real health risk to the public of further contamination when prisoners are released.
>From March 24th until April 30th 2003, we urge you to mail a roll of toilet paper and/or a sanitary pad to:
Governor Rick PERRY
PO Box 12428
You can also e-mail Rick Perry from his webpage
Gary Johnson, executive director of TDCJ - email@example.com
Ask them to reverse this budgetary decision and to forward the TP donations we are sending him to the affected Texas units.
Project Coordinator Sandrine Ageorges firstname.lastname@example.org
FLORIDA'S OPERATION WIPEOUT concluded
Making The Walls Transparent