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From: "lisashar2000" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 12:33 PM
Subject: [drinlove] Unfair punishment for Death Row
This is something that we should all be concerned
about. These men's rights are being violated. Attorney
visit's is one thing that none of these men can afford to be denied.
Please let's consider a phone Marathon at the Indiana State Prison.
The prison is simply trying to buy time at the expense of these men
to cover up their neglect. We cannot allow them this mistake.
Indianapolis star news
TO THE EDITOR:
Unfair punishment for Death Row inmates
November 16, 2002
On Oct. 27, Death Row inmate Jerry Thompson was fatally stabbed by fellow prisoners. Since then, the prison has implemented punishment measures. These have been imposed on the entire Death Row population, even those who clearly had nothing to do with the stabbing.
They include lowering food rations as a form
of punishment, denying religious counsel, disallowing contact with lawyers,
suspending all family visitation and confinement to cells 24 hours a day.
On Nov. 7, some Death Row prisoners started a hunger strike to protest these measures. The strike will continue until punishment is lifted from innocent people.
Christopher M. Stevens
Indiana State Prison