Illinois Prison Murders - An Open Letter to Illinois Leadership

Written by Ed Howes

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6.Totally separate prison health and medical care fromrepparttar IDOC. Ifrepparttar 125481 health care professionals do not have complete autonomy, administrators will forever create obstacles for them because their functions are initially in opposition. Administrators are forever under pressure to cut costs, which has led torepparttar 125482 prison murders now widely practiced forrepparttar 125483 sake of profit and cost cutting. The moral issue is many times greater thanrepparttar 125484 cost issue.

7.Reduce prison populations by making punishments fitrepparttar 125485 crimes. This creates immediate cost savings. More than half your prison population never deserved to be locked in a cage and should be released. The correct punishment for theft is restitution, double, or triple restitution. For example: Misdemeanor theft is single restitution. Felony theft is double restitution torepparttar 125486 victim. Armed robbery is triple restitution.

Those who refuse to restore their victims go to low security work houses that produce more food than required by prison and work house populations. The surplus is sold onrepparttar 125487 retail market to offset corrections expenses. Regardless of global economic conditions, there will always be a market for good food. A thief who learnsrepparttar 125488 value of intensive organic agriculture need never steal again. Every crime that creates a victim must compensaterepparttar 125489 victim(s) first and foremost, inside or outside state supervision or custody. This is justice. Compare it to what you are calling justice, where allrepparttar 125490 costs of crime are laid on victims and taxpayers. Small wonder you are focused on costs.

Victimless crimes can be punished by fines and fines alone. This adds low cost state revenue and lots of it. Habitual offenders go torepparttar 125491 state work facilities where they earn their keep and produce a profit, six days per week. A percentage of all prisoner production is paid to victims, prisoner dependents, prisoner savings and monthly prisoner allowance. When prisoners release, they have a small bankroll and new skills to help them re integrate with society. When crime is seen asrepparttar 125492 best option after release, crime is what you create.

8.For more than thirty years, health care and alternative medical breakthroughs have been suppressed by a professional medical monopoly. Every year, conscientious and compassionate doctors are leavingrepparttar 125493 monopoly to learn and teachrepparttar 125494 principles of health care and preventive medicine. More than a half dozen of them are becoming wealthy by simply passing along what they are learning to newsletter subscribers and book buyers. They are educatingrepparttar 125495 public aboutrepparttar 125496 difference between health care and bad medicine.

The best of these doctors are selling monthly, eight page newsletters in language ordinary people can easily understand. The typical annual subscription price for these newsletters is $40 per year. They are worth many times their cost. Multi year subscriptions are discounted or accompanied by a dozen or more reports on specific medical and health care issues. Years of back issues are also available.

Most of these alternative doctors would probably allow unlimited newsletter reproduction rights for prisons. As prisoner health improves with health care and alternative medicine, more and more inmates will want to know all about personal health care, instead of lawsuits. Ifrepparttar 125497 prison library also stocked a hundred recent books onrepparttar 125498 subject, some percentage ofrepparttar 125499 prison population would know more about health care thanrepparttar 125500 typical MD., in less than a year. They would gladly assistrepparttar 125501 state staff in identifying health problems inrepparttar 125502 population and will learn much that can be applied to any citizen health care program upon release.

You could be training health care professionals in your prisons that will not require college degrees to be extremely useful to Illinois society. There is a lot to learn and newsletters, more than books, report allrepparttar 125503 very latest breakthroughs.

Your prison population could create health care plans every state in America could use to improve citizen health and dramatically reduce personal medical expenses. Publishrepparttar 125504 results of this experiment onrepparttar 125505 Internet and create a positive model for global health care.

The health care industry is in its infancy and growing faster than most every other industry, save prison building and government. Your only alternative to reform is to impoverish your citizens until you are economically and psychologically worse off than Alabama. Not much of a goal, do you think?

9.When government becomes all about cost/ benefit ratios, it becomes critical to compare short term versus long term benefits. I know of few states with that much vision, perhaps because our educations do not teach vision but destroy reason and imagination,repparttar 125506 two major components of vision. I have focused my attention on Illinois because Illinois has been executing a prisoner I know and love, at Stateville and Menard, over more than three years. I have soughtrepparttar 125507 Governor's help to stoprepparttar 125508 execution. I have enclosed Jimmy's story of his own execution so you can have a better idea of what goes on in Illinois behind closed doors. I am publishing all I know about Illinois Prison Murders onrepparttar 125509 Internet in hopes of finding legal assistance to end this criminal behavior.

It seemed good to me to point out an opportunity forrepparttar 125510 State of Illinois to becomerepparttar 125511 first and most progressive model inrepparttar 125512 world for compassionate government, in a very few years. Thank you for your time, attention and consideration. I will happily correspond with any who might wish to further discuss this crisis.

Very Sincerely Yours,

Ed Howes

Freelance writer published on websites and in newspapers.

Jimmy's Execution in His Words - Part 3

Written by Jimmy Kinslow as told to Ed Howes

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If we as a society of an enlightened and evolved beings, take upon ourselvesrepparttar moral authority and "right" to cage our fellow beings for what we have deemed to be unacceptable behavior; we must, atrepparttar 125480 same time, assumerepparttar 125481 unquestionable duty and responsibility to providerepparttar 125482 basic human necessities for those we choose to incarcerate within our prisons. This includes proper food, shelter and medical care. It is a factrepparttar 125483 deprival of any one need for a helplessly caged human being, constitutes cruel and sadistic physical torture.

We seem to have forgotten a basic, and fundamental truth underlyingrepparttar 125484 American penal system. We send fellow human beings to prison AS THE PUNISHMENT for wrongdoing, NOT TO BE PUNISHED in addition torepparttar 125485 social isolation. Somewhere alongrepparttar 125486 line we have allowed our fundamental concepts and basic understanding of just punishment of fellow humans to be corrupted by pandering politicians. Turning punishment intorepparttar 125487 intentional infliction of physical pain, suffering and murder. Justice becomes criminal itself. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. We don't need any two faced, paid political whore to tell US what a proper form of punishment should be. Don't get caught up inrepparttar 125488 carefully choreographed emotional propaganda put out daily byrepparttar 125489 massive multibillion dollar prison industrial complex andrepparttar 125490 self appointed governmental elites. Don't allow them to sadistically torture fellow people by withholding needed medical care to prisoners IN YOUR NAME, under your moral authority. There can be NO legitimate excuse for it. We are NOT supposed to be a nation of sadists and torturers, or else, whatrepparttar 125491 hell are we doing in Iraq?

Without your help and assistance in castingrepparttar 125492 spotlight of public attention upon these prison officials, I will die from deliberate medical malpractice. They thrive onrepparttar 125493 darkness of anonymity and will only respond to outside scrutiny and public pressure to save their jobs and not embarrass their political masters. Please do not allow my voice to fade intorepparttar 125494 darkness unheard, with my death.

I am only 44 years old. They are seizingrepparttar 125495 opportunity to change my prison sentence into a death sentence, executing me. If I were to be given a lethal injection, it would be more humane than being left in severe physical pain from this untreated and mistreated, deadly liver disease and additional serious medical conditions as a result of malpractice. The slow rotting of my internal organs.

Please help me if you can. Attorneys, please take up my case. If you know of an attorney who might, please forward this to him/her or anyone else who might help. Write letters to these IDOC officials on my behalf and many others enduring medical torture and execution. Writerepparttar 125496 elected public officials, print this letter on your Websites. E mail it, FAX it, anything you can think of. Without treatment soon,repparttar 125497 odds that I will be here this time next year are very slim. Thank you fromrepparttar 125498 bottom of my heart for any help you may be able to provide. I would love to hear from each of you and will try to respond to all letters, health permitting.

Jimmy Kinslow

Jimmy Kinslow #B 67033 Stateville CC P.O. Box 112 Joliet, IL 60434 0112 )

Freelance writer published on websites and newspapers.

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