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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

From the "too much bloody perspective" department:

I used to hate Martha Stewart. So much so that I was actually quite happy to hear she had been convicted of stock chicanery and was going to spend time in jail for her misdeeds. However, a funny thing happened after she got her sentence, and it was disclosed that other male co-defendants wouldn't see a day behind bars...I got a bit of sympathy for her.

Her most recent missive seems to show that she's evolving as a human being during this brief stint in stir. I quote:

I beseech you all to think about these women -- to encourage the American people to ask for reforms, both in sentencing guidelines, in length of incarceration for nonviolent first-time offenders, and for those involved in drug-taking. They would be much better served in a true rehabilitation center than in prison where there is no real help, no real programs to rehabilitate, no programs to educate, no way to be prepared for life "out there" where each person will ultimately find herself, many with no skills and no preparation for living.

Amen, sista Martha. Hopefully her new-found concern for women behind bars will translate into some actual work for social justice once she is released.