The intermittent musings of a pedantic public defender...
Thank you for your cogent and compelling op ed in the LA Times today. On the day the Dannenberg decision came down, I was at the California Institute for Women at Chino for my weekly meditation circle . One of the women in the group, a "famous" prisoner who has been there 30 years or so, said of the CA Supreme Court: "I have forgiven them; they do not know what they are doing." She is a lot farther along on the spiritual path than I, and is just the sort of person you describe in your article: transformed, but unfortunately with less hope now than before. I had not known of you and your work until the article. I look forward to your book, and am grateful that you are speaking and writing about this forgotten group of people. I often feel powerless to change anything, but I will say that it is a surprise and a privilege to be with them.
Thanks so much. Writing is often like shouting into the void--friendly echoes are always appreciated. Keep up the great work, and keep encouraging those you know on the inside to be strong.
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