Prisoners are persons whom most of us would rather not think about. Banished from everyday sight, they exist in a shadow world that only dimly enters our awareness. They are members of a "total institution" that controls their daily existence in a way that few of us can imagine. "[P]rison is a complex of physical arrangements and of measures, all wholly governmental, all wholly performed by agents of government, which determine the total existence of certain human beings (except perhaps in the realm of the spirit, and inevitably there as well) from sundown to sundown, sleeping, walking, speaking, silent, working, playing, viewing, eating, voiding, reading, alone, with others. . . ." It is thus easy to think of prisoners as members of a separate netherworld, driven by its own demands, ordered by its own customs, ruled by those whose claim to power rests on raw necessity. -- Justice William Brennan, dissenting in O’Lone v. Estate of Shabazz, 482 U.S. 342, 354-55 (1987).

Friday, October 3, 2008

I Made the Wall Street Journal

Early last week, I got a call from a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, who was doing an article on the use of cans of mackerel as currency in prison. You may recall I wrote an article about this a while back.

Yesterday, the WSJ published the article with a small reference to me near the end of the article:

1 comment:

SFS Admin said...

Interesting. I got here via a post card from Perry Marshall. What IS your business anyway? or is that a secret?

I ask cause I really would like an automated online business. I am currently coaching people how to use the free communication tool Skype in a Skype tips Skype room... but make nada for it at this point... tho plans for an eBook / Membership upgrade are in the plans. Wanna talk?

- Julie Wolf
Skype Me or leave a message 360-275-7856 ... just remind me how I found you ok? (grin).