Posts Tagged: jail

"Have you guys heard from Stephen lately?"

Like many people, Petrick had come to rely on his cellphone. He wasn't as good as he used to be about memorizing phone numbers. Excitedly, he recalled one person's cell number and dialed it.

His elation, however, quickly turned to anxious frustration as the automated voice told Petrick that he could not place a collect call to a cellular phone. He could only call out to a land line. Trouble was, he hadn't memorized any land-line numbers.

Hell, he hardly even knew anyone with a land line anymore.

Moral of this story: don't get arrested. No, wait. First, don't "help a pregnant woman kick a nasty heroin habit by [...]


An Abridged Lindsay Lohan Legal Troubles Timeline

So Lindsay is back in court today for something? And the judge could give her a year and a half in jail. When we heard this we were like, "Wait. What did she do again? How did this even start? Did she do something actually terrible or do people just talk junk about her all the time and this is a minor probation violation feedback loop she got in and now she'll go to prison? That is so crazy! Remember?" We needed to go back to the beginning, but we didn't care about, you know, everything. TL;DR to the max. What we needed was an Abridged Lindsay Lohan Legal [...]


My Year Is a Day

Every day, at least fifty thousand men—a full house at Yankee Stadium—wake in solitary confinement, often in “supermax” prisons or prison wings, in which men are locked in small cells, where they see no one, cannot freely read and write, and are allowed out just once a day for an hour’s solo “exercise.” (Lock yourself in your bathroom and then imagine you have to stay there for the next ten years, and you will have some sense of the experience.)

Read Adam Gopnik's New Yorker piece about the American prison system and try not to have feelings. And if you just can't get enough of reading super-depressing stuff about [...]


Lindsay Watch

Lindsay is going to jail, finally, but only for a week. That is not long.