An Open Letter
To Governor Jeb Bush
May 27, 2001
Hamilton Correctional Institution: Overcrowded and Diseased
Just two days ago I received urgent communication from Union Correctional Institution (CI) here in Florida. "We have an outbreak throughout the prison of Hepatitis C. There are sick inmates working in the kitchen and we believe the disease is being spread via the food."
Today I received a letter from Hamilton CI concerning the same issues of overcrowding, sick inmates in the kitchen,and Hepatitis C epidemics.
i'm positive I'm not the only citizen who wants to know what is happening, and what plans the Governor, the Secretary of Corrections, and the Health Department have to reduce the risk to society. These are major healthcare costs, whether the problem is tackled in prison or on the streets, and I'll bet you can guess which one I recommend.
Sir, you and I both know mass incarceration assures these risks will happen,and your solutions will affect every citizen, even if they don't fully recognise it yet.
How about a statement that hasn't been whitewashed?
Visualizing Leaders With Conscience,
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Eau Gallie, Florida 32935