Monday, June 19, 2017

When I Was A Lad

... had this appeared in a film, it would have been regarded as a rather crude and obvious satire. Unfortunately, it is today's reality:

You can read a detailed L.A. Times report about this here, including the fact that such comforts are sometimes extended to those who commit violent crimes.


  1. Yes, money talks. As a rule one gets as much justice as one can afford - better counsel, better trial prep, better result at trial, including sentencing, and then better incarceration. It sounds so - oh, what's the term? - Third World. Then again, in what's now a plainly transactional democracy, this probably makes sense.

    1. I wonder if America's increasingly privatized prison system is watching. A sure way to enhance investor value, eh, Mound?