Private Prisons in Crime Fiction
July 26, 2018 · by James L'Etoile · in author, convict, Crime, crime and punishment, crime fiction, criminal justice, fiction vs. nonfiction, government, inmate, James L'Etoile, politics, prison, prison population, private prisons, writing, writing ideas · 2 Comments
Build it and they shall come… Private prisons have been a popular recurring theme in crime fiction and television drama. Most of the stories I’ve come across involve some smoky backroom deal between a corrupt judge and a private prison operator. Newly sentenced offenders, often kids, are portrayed as victims who wouldn’t have come to […]
Have They Lost Their Minds?
August 10, 2017 · by James L'Etoile · in corruption, government, James L'Etoile, politics, poor decisions, Tax, WTF · 4 Comments
I usually don’t get off on a political rant, and I’m not sure this is really political, or if I’m just sensitive to stupid. No, this has nothing to do with North Korea, missing deleted e-mails, a Russian conspiracy, or where Puxataney Phil spends his time when he’s not forecasting the weather. This episode of […]