Q: Does Sharron Angle follow the teachings of Scientology? Does Sharron Angle promote the teaching of Scientology in Prison?
Q: What is Sharron Angle’s interest in prisons and prison programs?
A: While living in Winnemucca, Sharron Angle and her husband Ted participated in prison ministry at Humboldt Honor Camp. Sharron became interested in the rehabilitation of prisoners who were not sentenced to life imprisonment and was concerned about the revolving door of recidivism (substance abuse relapse, reoffend and return to prison).
During her legislative career, Sharron Angle introduced two bills dealing with prison inmate literacy.
She also sponsored a fact-finding trip in 2003 with Nevada Director of Prisons, Jacque Crawford, for legislators on a non-legislative Saturday privately funded by Russell Suggs, part owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to look at a program, Second Chance, that claimed to have a recidivism rate among prisoners with drug and alcohol abuse related crimes of less than 10%. The program had the potential of saving Nevadan taxpayers millions of dollars and was especially important since Nevada was facing a revenue shortfall in 2003 and legislative solutions included the largest tax increase in Nevada history.
Although Sharron requested a Bill by the December deadline in the event Nevada legislators saw merit in the program and desired to implement it, the bill was not drafted, Sharron did not introduce the bill and canceled the trip. No further action was taken.
Q: Did the program give massages and saunas to the prisoners?
A: The detoxification protocols of the program were attributed to L. Ron Hubbard. These same protocols have been used by Narconon in the private sector at a cost of $15,000 per person seeking treatment. The cost per prison inmate was drastically cut because of the group nature of the treatment in prison. The detoxification process requires complete withdrawal from the drug without the use of Methadone or any other medication relief of the extreme muscle cramping that occurs. The non-narcotic relief from these symptoms is provided by striking the muscle to release the cramp. To eliminate the drug cravings, raised metabolic rate combined with induced sweating through dry heat and massive doses of vitamins and minerals are required. This therapy is repeated daily until the body fluids are clear.