See the "Dog Justice" poem below. It was used by "Stolen Lives Project" and is republished by prison activists everywhere who realize that the mentally ill comprise over half of America's massive prison rolls - 1.25 million people. The mentally ill usually stay in prison longer (no good time), have a higher rate of recidivism, and endure harsher living conditions as inmates, including solitary confinement, brutality, and in my brother's case, murder. DOG JUSTICE poem tells my story. With DOG JUSTICE blog, let's tell yours.
Too bad you weren't a dog, my brother
You had no spots or floppy ears
You died in jail for mental illness
Dog deaths get swift justice
But you were made in God's image
18 days of secret incarceration in Memphis Shelby County Jail and death on August 1, 2003 under circumstances that are illegally withheld from Larry's family. Federal and Shelby County officials refuse to respond to federal subpoena or Freedom of Information Act requests for information and records regarding Larry's fatal incarceration.
PEOPLE NEED DOG JUSTICE IN THE USA.