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  •  Because I was wondering... (1+ / 0-)
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    DaNang65

    ... (as I said in another comment) if these fellows were further victims of the "War on Drugs" or not.

    The treatment they're getting is wrong, period - that's pretty obvious to anyone with any sense of morality.

    •  I'm obviously dense, (1+ / 0-)
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      Derfel

      how does the nature of the initial crime which placed them amidst the riot have anything to do with anything?
      For all I know or care they were in prison for singing too loud in the church choir, nobody is disputing their original crimes or incarceration here, this is about what happened after the Lucasville riot, which would have drawn a lot more attention had it not been contemporaneous with the tragedy at Waco with David Koresh, et al.

      Pancho needs your prayers it's true, but save a few for Lefty, too. Townes van Zandt.

      by DaNang65 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 06:55:36 PM PST

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      •  I agree... (1+ / 0-)
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        DaNang65

        ... in general with your comment, but at the same time I am curious as to what led them to their placement in the prison to begin with.

        •  After twenty years with a Canadian woman (0+ / 0-)

          I gradually learn when to gracefully back out. But on my way I'll shamelessly pimp my step grand daughter, who you might have seen on The Next Star, Alyssa Reid, who has kind of a pop hit going with

          Pancho needs your prayers it's true, but save a few for Lefty, too. Townes van Zandt.

          by DaNang65 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 07:23:54 PM PST

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