Better than sleeping under bridges?

The majestic equality of the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread.

~ Anatole France

That equality, however, doesn’t appear to extend to sentencing.

While Conrad Black whiles away his meager sentence in reform school for embezzling millions, one judge in Louisiana has proven that the American penchant for prison sentences of biblical proportion is not entirely a thing of the past. I guess this is one way to solve the problem of homelessness, by offering free and compulsory room and board for 15 years!


About Drakakis

Street Poet scribbling to your tired, your poor, your huddled masses; the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, the homeless, tempest-tost ...
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