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Do the Imprisoned Benefit from Celebrity Support?

Celebrities often seem to get behind people they perceive as being wrongfully imprisoned. Take, for example, the West Memphis Three. They were accused in 1993 of murder and have been in prison since then — their case is now being re-opened due to new DNA evidence but for years, celebrities such as Eddie Vedder and Johnny Depp have stood behind them and proclaimed their innocence.

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Concealing the Prison Tat

If you have a tattoo placed on your own skin by your own free will — and if you are going to court — should the State be required to pay a cosmetologist to cover your ink so you’ll get a fair trial?  Can a tattoo ever be unfairly prejudicial?

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Pre-Prison Tat Surgery, Implanted Horns and Wigs

Daniel Cowart — a white supremacist convicted in Federal court for planning the assassination of Barack Obama — now seems to want his swastika and iron cross tattoos “surgically altered” before entering the prison system.

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Dying to Live the Carceral Artist Life

J. D. Salinger, John Hughes, Greta Garbo, and Thomas Pynchon. Writer, director, actress, and another writer — but what do they have in common? Simply put, they all are, or were, seekers of intensive privacy even though they live(d) public lives. They all sought to create Art and then chose to retreat back into their own private world to enjoy their lives without the intrusion of cameras or interviewers.

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Nuke Trucks in Your Neighborhood

Is it possible to be imperiled and imprisoned by trucks running throughout your urban core or village hamlet?  If you aren’t aware of the “Nuke Trucks” parading around you — now is the time to become aware of the danger incarcerating you and those you love and adore.

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iPhone Baby Shaking for Fun and Profit

I didn’t think the iPhone App store could sink any lower than BulletFlight, but yesterday I was proven wrong with the bouncing new arrival of a 99 cent App called “Baby Shaker.”

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