Wake up, Mississippi

Published 10:28 pm Saturday, May 12, 2012

My name is Jess Abernathy. I am Bethany White’s sister. For those of ya’ll who do not know, she was sentenced to almost 30 years in prison for her first drug conviction.

Goodbye, Old Mississippi, and say hello to a new friend — our court system.

Yes, it has been missed for quite awhile. As taxpayers, how much does the government want the people to pay for first-time drug offenders? Thirty years of prison time?

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Come on Mississippi get with it. Maybe this is the reason Mississippi is one of the poorest states.

Jess Abernathy

Texarkana, Ark.