THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursdoy, July 29, 1971
Women behind county bars State Senate votes to hike
(COntInued from Page 1) sole environment for the dura-
one of the jail's seven tion of her stay in jail, with the
matrons. "makeup just causes
problems. With the amount of
makeup girls wear nowadays.
they'd each need a whole over-
night bag full.
"Besides, they never see any-
Prisoners are allowed to wear
their street clothes to court. At
all other times, their belongings
are kept in small lockers in the
From the disrobing room, the
woman is led through more
green hallways, to a heavy metal
door which the matron opens
with a four-inch-long key.
Beyond the door lies yet an-
other hallway, and yet another
Inside lies the women's cell-
The cellblock will become her
exceptions of trials, weekly
phone calls and 15 minute visit
from family members.
The room which serves as
sleeping, eating and living quar-
ters for the women is the same
institutional green as the rest
of the prison.
Five cells line one wall, each
with the traditional cot, open
latrine and barred door. In the
main room are three more cots,
a television on a stark wooden
table, a few ragged paperback
books and a pile of playing
These serve as the only di-
versions offered the women dur-
ing their stays at the jail, for
the Washtenaw County Jail has
no recreational facilities. Wo-
men stay in the cellblock for
periods of up to a year.
Local draft boards continue
to work despite law expiration
After that they are transfer-
red to the Detroit House of Cor-
rection, which does offer rec-
reaction and rehabilitative edu-
Margaret, a 55-year-old pris-
oner, has been in jail since April,
awaiting her Sept. 16 trial be-
cause she was unable to post the
$40,000 bond r e q u i r e d for
charges against her of heroin
This is the plight of many
women who are unable to post
bail and remain in jail uncon-
victed, although the law prom-
ises them a speedy trial.
According to Mrs. Harvey, one
prisoner remained in the Wash-
tenaw County Jail for a full
year without even being tried.
"It was during the time of the
John Collins trials," she says,
"and the courts were all tied
Although the jail has a ca-
pacity for only eight women-
out of the jail's 135 prisoners-
it is possible to house up to 12
by converting an isolated cell
usually used for male prisoners.
Currently, the women's- cell-
block houses three people. all
awaiting trial. Besides Margaret,
there are two women in their
20's, also in jail on narcotics
The three women are a light
load for the cellblock at this
"Three years ago we usually
had 40 to 50 people per night in
the whole jail," says Mrs. Har-
vey. "Now we're almost always
full." She attributes this to the
The t h r e e women prisoners
don't complain much about life
in the jail. They spend most of
their time sleeping or reading,
andklooking forward to the
"I've never had any real prob-
lems since I've been here," says
Margaret. "The thing I hate
most is the isolation."
(Continued fron Pane 1)
Milliken yesterday signed into
law more than a dozen bills, in-
cluding one to eliminate wage
discrimination based on sex.
Milliken signed the so-called
"equal pay for equal work bill."
calling it "a significant step for-
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TIiURSDAY, JULY 29
Audio-Visual Films: "Pnue Dahiki:
Jeffrev and His City Neighbors, Why
We Hare Taxes: The Town that Hanl
No Policeman, Magic House. Winter oft
the witch, Circus Town," UGLI Multi-
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Summer Film Festival: "Z" Aui A,
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Michigan Repertory: University
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G eneralIN otices
CAREER PLANNING & PLACEMENT
July 23, 1971
Data Control, Rochester, Mich., will
interview Thurs., July 29, 9 to 4:30.
Openings for asst. buyers (B.BA. in
Bus Ad. Furthel idetais avail. Regis.
ler bphpione-or74 inpr n A.B.
ward in guaranteeing to the wo-
men of this state the oppor-
tunities for choosing their life
style that men now possess."
(Continued from Pawge 1)
brechswarrant for his arrest.
Chester heardabout the warrant
from a friend, engaged Sallade,
and was trying to reopen his ap-
peal when he was arrested Mote-
day night. '
The arrest came during a City
Council meeting. where Chester
was scheduled to speak on a pro-
posal that would make it easier
for third parties to gain a place
on the Ann Arbor electoral bal-
A bondsman bailed Chester out
in time for him to make his pee-
sentation to Cocincil, but accord-
ing to Chester, the bondsman-
sent by an unidentified source
did not tell Chester when to ap-
pear in court for arraignient.
Chester called District Court
Tuesday and ws told that hl
should have been present early
Tuesday morning, but that the
arraignment had been resched-
uled for the next day.
Yesterday morning, when Ches-
ter appeared in court, Judge
Sandorf Elden said he had for-
feited bond, and sent him to jail
Sallade says that Chester's mo-
tion to reopen his appeal comes
up before Circuit Court Aug. hi.
and sees a "distinct possibility"
of Chester remaining in jail until
Meanwhile. Sallade has filed a
motion with Elden for a "stay of
execution" of Chester's sentence.
If granted, bond would be re-
stored, and Chester would be re-
leased pending his hearing.
income tax 0 per cent
Tarr's letter urged local boards
to "inform young men that .they
may be unintentionally break-
ing the law by failing to register
at age 18, by failing to notify
their boards of changes in status,
New bells mat
arrives at '
what hie ralled "peace
songs", and on the day tle as-
tronauts left on their moon mis-
sion, Ladd played "Fly Me to
the Moon," interspersed with
"The Victors" in deference to the
three alumni astronauts.
The University's Charles Baird
Carillon in Burton Tower is a
system of 52 bells, played by a
keyboard wth knobs instead of
The third largest carillon in
the world. the Baird, is played
with the hands and feet.
No longer a mystery, played
by bloody hands or hunch-backed
people. the carillon is according
to Ladd, "one of the most beau-
tiful and exciting instruments
known to man."
or by failing to report, if ordered
for their pre-induction physical
Yet the need for clarification
continues. At the local board,
chief secretary Linda McIlrath
says that the board has had
many inquiries concerning the
status of draftage men.
The Ann Arbor Draft Counsel-
ing Center on Huron Street has
also had inquiries concerning the
draft status. At the Huron St.
Center, counselor Steve Gard
says that they are counseling
men to wait until Congress rati-
fies a new amendment to the
draft law before taking any ac-
According to Gard, there are
chaInges in the bills now in the
Senate and House committees.
One such change now being dis-
cussed in the House would change
the rate of a conscientious ob-
jectors alternate service from'
two to three years.
Another provision being dis-
cussed would standardize the
numbers of men called from each
board. This would eliminate, for
example, the variance between
the calling of men with numbers
up to 130 in Oakland County and
the calling of men with numbers
up to 125 at the Ann Arbor board.
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