Letters, Sep. 27, 1971

George Jackson and Political Prisoners

Sir: Your Essay on political prisoners [Sept. 6] sadly represents the compromising logic of American liberalism. By asserting that George Jackson's $70 robbery "scarcely Warranted an eleven-year sentence" and that court "reform has proved to be a regression in many cases," you seem to be clearly aware of the inequities facing black political transgressors. Unfortunately, you are willing to prolong these inequities rather than risk a rapid overhaul of their source —America's outdated political and economic systems.

MAGGIE CONWAY Cleveland

Sir: In the hue and cry following George Jackson's...

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