A must read at Huffington Post: My Return to Prison: Views on the Failed Drug War from Inside Sing Sing by Wayne Kramer
The Sing Sing show was a bonus. To say it was memorable would be a massive understatement. As would be understating the importance of reaching out to the people on the receiving end of the greatest failure of social policy in America’s domestic history. […]
Make no mistake, though, this situation is a crime against humanity. Government should be helping, but it’s not. Instead, it has created a self-fulfilling monster that eats humans whose judgment has been, at one time in their lives, critically flawed and then the monster shits out profit and political gain.
What I can do as an artist is the same thing you can do as a friend and neighbor — stand up. Speak out. Get involved.