Essay by Eldon Ray James
War on Drugs – August 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine
I’M GUILTY. Let’s get that out of the way up front. I’m a convicted felon, who violated the laws of the United States. Every word here is colored by that fact. Currently serving 70 months in federal prison, I pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit acts in support of a racketeer-influenced or corrupt organization, perhaps better known by its RICO acronym. While I did not knowingly participate in the conspiracy, I did commit acts that supported an organization I did not know existed, run by people I did not know.