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(BBC)   Man born in jail comes up with cash to bail his mom out 19 years later. All $180 dollars of it   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 12
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2013-05-28 02:59:08 AM  
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I screamed at my mother (and everyone else, big time), and forced her into the car for mother's day.
Typical Tommy with the drama!
Everyone was PISSED off at me for ruining mother's day, thinking I was drunk or something, which I was not.
She was having a stroke, didn't know it,  and didn't believe me.

Two hours later, she was in intensive care, and we were discussing DNR orders, which I refused to sign off on.
She spent 4 days there, gradually got better, and is due home in a few days with most of her functions intact.
She's not mad at me, nor is her family and they're looking forward to her coming home because these shirts don't iron themselves you know.
2013-05-28 01:01:43 AM  
3 votes:
That has to be the most depressing thing I've read in a long time. Poor woman.
2013-05-28 03:20:43 AM  
2 votes:

Bonzo_1116: HotWingAgenda: The whole story seems barbaric, but to me the oddest part was that they had her raising the child in prison, until she made the decision to send him away outside.  He wasn't just born there, he was an inmate.  Geaauuurrrgh.

My favorite part is her being in there for nineteen years on a --murder-- charge without a trial. Wouldn't the victim's family gotten a bit itchy for a conviction by now?


Makes me wonder if there was even a murder.
2013-05-28 10:56:50 AM  
1 votes:

ukexpat: Aaaand cue Nancy Grace...


Nancy doesn't give a f*ck.  There's no pretty white girl involved.
2013-05-28 08:53:32 AM  
1 votes:

rocky_howard: How did you know? O_o Please share.


O_o is one clue.  Warning Signs of Stroke
2013-05-28 08:11:23 AM  
1 votes:

cman: Its a shame that there are con artists on the net; when someone comes around who really could use the money no one cares because they believe its a con.


Especially when their story doesn't make sense with our culture.  He would've took another 19 years if he had to get the money from Americans, because quite frankly none of us are really getting around the concept of $180 must be paid or you die in prison.  I am sure we would all be 'What $180 is all you need to get your mom out, sure yeah right buddy'.

/Please help me, I need $157 to get my cousin released from jail for stealing a bicycle.  He has been in jail for 14 years, we would like him to be home with his family before his mom dies.
//plausible, but we wouldn't believe it.
2013-05-28 07:21:35 AM  
1 votes:

Kyosuke: Remind me again why I'm supposed to respect this culture.


remind me why we're not supposed to.
2013-05-28 06:58:55 AM  
1 votes:

lucksi: Or the US system for brown people.


Yup. In the US, poor people who are disproportionately racial minorities, can often stay in jail on serious charges for years while their overworked public defender tries to put something of a defense together because they can't afford bail.  Bail is set way too high to force people go through bondsmen. Bondsmen argue that this is good because they'll bring in the person if they flee, but only something like 2% of people that skip out on bail are brought back in by the bondsmen. The vast majority are picked up on a traffic violation or similar. And yet, the system of setting bail so high that lots of lower income people can't even afford the 10% continues. The reason, shockingly, rhymes with "hobbyist."
2013-05-28 03:47:02 AM  
1 votes:

TommyymmoT: She was having a stroke, didn't know it, and didn't believe me.


Well that's about the best mothers day present ever.

\Mother died of a stroke on mothers day 1993.
2013-05-28 03:28:37 AM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Makes me wonder if there was even a murder.


pure conjecture here, but I wouldn't be surprised if the run away husband/dad had set something her up so he had an excuse to run off.
2013-05-28 03:08:09 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: The whole story seems barbaric, but to me the oddest part was that they had her raising the child in prison, until she made the decision to send him away outside.  He wasn't just born there, he was an inmate.  Geaauuurrrgh.


Happens in a lot of third world countries where they don't have the equivalent of Child Protective Services.  The kids aren't prisoners there, but they often have no place to go and feel it is more humane to let the child be raised by his mother than send him off to the streets.
2013-05-28 01:54:41 AM  
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Man born in jail comes up with cash to bailA lawyer, who got his mom out 19 years later. All $180 dollars of it
 
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