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12 October 2006 @ 06:17 pm
I'm not THAT desperate  
A jobless man robbed a bank so he could be jailed until time to collect his social security. Story on CNN.
A radiant bundle of fascinating contradictionsdalbino83 on October 13th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
He'll start a trend.
Tapatitapati on October 13th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
True. In some states prisoners get decent health care. I can see it might be an attractive option for people who have a health condition and can't get coverage any other way, as well as all people experiencing serious job discrimination. Already some homeless people try to get arrested in the local jail so they can have a warm bed and a shower for a few nights.
Matrinkamatrinka69 on October 13th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
I know a few people who've done similar things to go to jail for health care or just a warm roof over their heads and food in their bellies. It is scary that our country is so screwed up that going to jail/prison is a viable means of providing for oneself.