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.