A gripping story from Sports Illustrated about an Omaha man who unjustly spent 25 years in the Iowa State Pen for murder. Here was an eye-opening paragraph: Harrington recalls the prison experience with a string of “de” words: demoralizing, degrading, dehumanizing. He has stories of gang fights and riots and inmates throwing feces on guards….
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I’ve went to extreme measures to prove a point or stand on principle, but I don’t think I’d ever go this far.
No wonder some people would rather be in prison than on the streets. From msnbc: SAO PAULO, Brazil – Officials in northeastern Brazil say they confiscated the equivalent of more than $170,000 and two pistols from an imprisoned drug trafficker whose jail cell was equipped with a plasma TV set, a refrigerator and gym equipment….