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--Okay, Wendy, you beat me. I was all set to complain about how my office runs between 84 and 88 all summer, but you took the wind right out of my sails! At least it'll be nice and cool in the winter inside our building...
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2012 on Hot news, cool newsroom at Change of Subject
-- I just re-read a short piece written by a friend of mine. Perhaps, in keeping with the idea of honoring our vets, others might appreciate her words about one from Vietnam. I feel humbled every time I read it.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2012 on An 'owed' to Memorial Day at Change of Subject
Proposed Senate Bill 3580 would limit the use of the telephone by county prisoners. If someone is being held for a crime against a minor, even stealing a bicycle, they could only use the telephone to call their lawyer. No calls to their family or friends would be allowed. The bill was postponed twice at the committee level then pulled back to the assignment committee. You think maybe someone at the jail got the sponsor to back off so the county didn't lose money?
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2012 on Collecting on calls at Change of Subject
---Having spent about 12 hours in Cook County jail, I wouldn't take even one DAY in that place for the million dollars. Maybe if they got new guards; the inmates weren't that bad... 26th and California truly is hell on earth.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2010 on What's freedom worth to you? at Change of Subject
As the person who notified Eric about this law, I just want you to know I have contacted the ACLU several times. Each time they take all my information, say they'll call back if they decide they can help me, and I never hear from them again. Joe - I wish you were right. But the state, so far, *can* inflict punitive punishments in ex post facto. The state *has* taken away my liberties without due process. The state does not access each individual affected by this law to prove that the individual posed a threat to the community. I know the ACLU won't help and I really want to challenge this law using private litigators if I can find one that will work pro bono or find enough people to help support the costs. Any lawyers interested in arguing in front of the Supreme Court? Eric has my address... And, JakeH - thank you. I received no jail time but they've added a life sentence that changes in its restrictions every year.
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