4/24/10

STOP THE THREE STRIKES LEGISLATION! PUBLIC MEETING

 

 

Wed, May 12th, 7.30pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North
Road, AUCKLAND.


Chaired by Peter Williams QC.


Guest Speaker Rev Ron Givens. Ron is a prison chaplain from California and is the Political Director of UNION (United for No  Injustice, Oppression orNeglect). UNION campaigns... against  California’sthree strikes policy of minimum sentences similar to those  proposed here byACT. Ron will talk about the horrendous situation in California’s jails and the serious injustices caused by the three strikes policy.

1 comment:

rongreene said...

I worked at San Quentin and Soledad prison for a number of years and I can tell you from firsthand experience that many inmates serving life sentences under California’s three strikes law suffer unjustly. I can’t speak with authority about all prisoners, but the ones I worked with often had severe emotional problems as well as drug dependencies. Their third strikes were often attempts to get enough money to self-medicate. They needed help not incarceration.

Ron Greene, Ph.D.
Retired prison psychologist
Marin County California