Letter to Baltimore Jewish Times
From Kathy Lee Scholpp
I have known Elsa Newman for a while (Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). We are pen pals and enjoy exchanging books we’ve read. I have visited the women’s jail on Brock Bridge Road in Jessup, Md. I know her situation. It’s not unlike my own or that of thousands of moms and kids. I urge you to do an investigative piece on how a mother can end up in prison for seeking help from the family court. I understand that the same court that handled her divorce was involved in the prosecution. Here is her website and the petition: www.justice4elsanewman.com and the www.petitionsite.com/5/Free-Elsa-Newman/, From these sites, you can learn more about her unjust incarceration.
Kathy Lee Scholpp