Re: Jim Crogan's "Walls of Silence" [September 1016]. Excellent article. We must continue to fight for exposure, and for freedom of the press, including the truth of what happens in prison, to prisoners. I hope the press will continue to report on this and related issues in an open, honest, unbiased manner. Keeping the press out of prison does not diminish the rampant atrocities that occur behind those walls, and it does not provide the truth to the general public: that we ourselves are becoming savage in our thirst for vengeance. Society wants blood and does not care if the innocent go down, too. In prison or out, our rights are slowly being taken from us. A false sense of security is not worth this loss.
I refer to the cover story entitled "Cracked" [September 38]. You quoted me as being the "chair of the Structural Engineers Association of California." This is incorrect. My correct title, as explained to Mr. Brouwer, is "acting co-chair of the Steel Adhoc Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of California."
Re: "Daddy's Girl" [Weekly Literary Supplement, August 27September 2]. When I write a Jerry Stahl story I get called a caveman and worse, but when Jerry Stahl writes a Jerry Stahl story he gets sex and drugs and rock & roll. What's up with that?
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