Posted: March 15th, 2011 by Militant Libertarian
Mili Note: I sent a few bucks via PayPal (info below) and received a heartfelt reply from Colin. Because of small donations like mine, the mortgage on Sherry’s house has remained paid so she has a home to come back to.
Another political prisoner is on her way home. Sherry Peel Jackson, former IRS agent, truth-teller and courageous woman, is now out of prison and at “halfway house.” (For those who don’t know, “halfway house” is just about the most idiotic, obnoxious, unpleasant, counter-productive mechanism you can imagine for the supposed purpose of helping people transition back into society from prison.) With any luck, Sherry will be on “home confinement” soon, if she’s not already. I’m not sure when she’ll be finished with the
Sherry deserves more support than we can possibly ever give her. Nothing will give her that chunk of her life back, or make up for the damage done by the control freaks who did this to her. But we can at least give her and her family some words of support and a few dollars. Luckily, most of us will never really know what it was like for Sherry to have to go through that, for having dared to tell the truth. The price she paid cannot be measured just in time and money, believe me.
If you want to donate to Sherry’s family by PayPal, you can just send funds directly to “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Or, if you want to send funds, letters, gifts, whatever, by snail mail, use this address:
1560 Fieldgreen Overlook
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
By the way, if you think some donation is too small to be worth making, make it anyway. If everyone who gets this message sent one wimpy little dollar, Sherry’s family would get several thousand dollars. And don’t tell me you can’t spare one dang dollar for a returning political prisoner. I’m dang near destitute, and she’ll be getting more than a buck from me. If you can do a lot, great. If you can help a little, help a little. Trust me on this: from
Sherry’s perspective, each dollar won’t just be a financial thing; it will be a message that what she did, and who she is, have not been forgotten.