Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 2, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Gonnerman
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Part 2, Chapter 16 Summary

In May of 1998 the first rally takes place in front of Rockefeller Center, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rockefeller drug laws. Randy Credico is excited that there are many journalists in the crowd. He wants to talk to every one of them. Lora is there with Apache, Satara, Danae and Elaine's sister Michelle. They share a sign with Elaine's photo and information on her imprisonment. Tony and Randy have contacted a lot of families whose relatives are serving time for A-1 drug felonies. Since the Rockefeller drug laws were passed the annual prison budget has shot up from $450 million to $1.7 billion. People with murder charges served much less time.

Randy has rallies all over town and calls reporters from his personal cell phone to make sure they know where the rallies are so they can tape them. Over the next...

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