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French Flies

French Flies

Happy Bastille Day, everyone! (And happy birthday to our most excellent uncle, Seth Goldschlager, who not only gets to lives in Paris, he also gets his birthday feted  with a parade and fireworks each year.)

Bastille Day celebrates the storming of, yes, the Bastille, a fortress-prison in Paris.¬† As I just learned from Wikipedia, the Bastille “often held people jailed on the basis of lettres de cachet, arbitrary royal indictments that could not be appealed.” (Wait, why does that sound so familiar? Oh, yeah, I think I heard something about it on Fox News.)

Anyway, in honor of the day, we thought we’d tell you about one of the prisoner rights issues we discuss in the book in a chapter entitled RIGHTS YOU DON’T HAVE.

Now we don’t want to ruin any surprises, but word to the wise: if you are a prison investigator and you get fired from your job for selling drugs to an inmate, as you’re sitting in prison awaiting your trial, you will NOT be allowed to collect unemployment insurance. You may well collect a prize for having cojones grandes, but to repeat, you will not be getting that $405/week.

Just something to keep in mind on a warm July afternoon…

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