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(The Atlantic)   Need lifesaving surgery? Get arrested and sentenced to prison   ( ) divider line
    More: Sad, socioeconomic status, prisons  
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5673 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Feb 2013 at 9:54 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-27 08:32:07 PM  

megarian: I Like Bread: Who knew that e. e. cummings was still relevant today?

I meant:

Who are you, little e?
(Five or six years to go)
Staring at some high Justice;
In the gold of a 20-year sentence
(And feeling: that if healthcare must become a felony

this is an logical way)

*a logical. Don't get it twisted.
2013-02-27 09:21:48 PM  
I know exactly how this guy feels, I've been in his shoes in a way.  A few years ago I fell on hard times, and I did some very pathetic and desperate things I'm too ashamed to even talk about just to get a lifesaving blow job.
2013-02-28 02:17:27 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Prison has been my retirement plan for a long time. People think I'm joking but when I first heard of an old dude in a wheelchair robbing a bank then waiting patiently outside for the police because he couldn't afford his medications and his housing, I thought "better than dying like a dog in the streets".

Godscrack: That's what the state wants. Make essential living needs easier to get in jail. They need bodies for their prisons to make more money.

More and more people who don't want to be homeless, are doing it.

Some of our homeless people here turn themselves in on bench warrants for petty things when the weather turns bad. I saw one of them after he had told me his plan not two days later. The jail was so overcrowded that they decided someone with over a dozen tickets for hopping the light rail didn't need to go into the jail after all. He looked like he was going to cry.

There's other options.
2013-02-28 04:31:06 PM  
Twice I read the headline as "Need lifestyle surgery? Get arrested and go to prison."
and I was thinking, "Huh, that aught to work..."

//look again...
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