GOP Looks Toward Future, Prison
Conservative leaders seek cozier nest for jailbirds
CNN -- September 28, 2005
Each cell in the so-called Freedom Wing will feature an ornate cot with sheets made from 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton, a whisper-quiet flush toilet, and a 42-inch plasma TV pre-programmed to Fox News and the 700 Club.
“We’re trying to make their transition to incarceration as painless as possible,” said one fundraiser who asked to remain anonymous.
Over the past 10 days, a
Republicans also fear that special prosecutor
At current rates, roughly 27 percent of top Republican leaders could be behind bars by 2007.
“We’re not conceding that they’re all guilty,” says the donor. “We just want to have the resources in place in case the worst happens.”
Toward that end the Republicans have hired Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root to build the new wing, while recent ex-con
He added that a neocon think-tank, The American Enterprise Institute, might open a satellite office in the prison.
“We’re hoping that by keeping them all together in comfort they can avoid the nastier elements of prison life, such as becoming other inmates’ ‘wives’,” said the fundraiser. “Except of course for