Jesse Jackson Jr. Bungles Prison Debut
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  • Corlyss

    “mounted elk heads”
    ? What was he doing, trying to make others think he shot it?

    Makes me think of a dialog between Jack Benny and Dennis Day, his “naïve” boy singer. Dennis tells Benny that his father mounted an elk head in the shower. Benny incredulous asks why put an elk’s head in the shower. “The other end would look silly . . . ” came the reply.

  • Anthony

    WRM, can there be a Shakespearean moral (Ovid perhaps) in Jackson Jr.’s descent…

  • Pete

    The headline: Jesse Jackson Jr. Bungles Prison Debut.”

    So, tell us, when did either of the Jacksons ever do anything right or constructive in their lives — ever?

  • NCMountainGirl

    Butner is where inmates with medical conditions who are stable get sent. The other medical facility in the federal prison system is near the Mayo in Rochester and is for diagnostic and specialty care. Jackson was being treated for bipolar disorder at Mayo before he was convicted, so the prison system is probably comfortable with the treatment plan already in place. There are also a minimum security facility and two medium security facilities ar Butner. I imagine these are integrated into the medical facility. At Rochester a camp for minimum security prisoners provides the manual labor for the medical facility. James Bakker served his time there mopping hospital floors.

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