“No one – not even the government itself – has ever been able to specify with any certainty the precise number of federal crimes defined … in the 27,000 or so pages of the U.S. Code.” In the 1980s, lawyers at the Department of Justice estimated that the criminal code contained 3,000 crimes. Today, the Heritage Foundation estimates the federal laws currently enumerate nearly 5,000 crimes, a number that grows every year.
Holly Harris, Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Action Network, told Foreign Affairs Magazine in “The Prisoner Dilemma” March /April 2017 www.ForeignAffairs.com
I pray for you, that you fell better soon;
The world needs back that dragon-taming smile.
I see you there, with your tissues all strewn,
Though I haven’t seen you in quite a while.
You’re in my thought, that’s what I mean.
Like when we camped and wished upon the stars.
Here with me, together we’ll see this through,
Even though for new I’m struck behind bars.
You’re in my heart, that’s what I mean,
Good times, pizza cheese sliding off in goops,
Those eyes of yours. Glowing so amazing.
So much energy, dancing, shooting hoops,]
If not just in laughs while we were lazing.
You’re in my dream, that’s what I mean.
I pray for you that you’ll feel better soon,
God hear my pleas to get you back on track.
You’re not yourself, like a diamond rough[hewn,
Let my prayers help bring your sparkle back.
By Christopher Witt AI4602
Valley State Prison
P.O. Box 92-1B3-12-01up
21633 Avenue 24
Chowchilla, CA 93610
PPI’s “Correctional Control: Incarceration and Supervision by State” is the first report to aggregate data on all types of correctional control nationwide.