Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
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This week, all week long, we're taking a brutal look at each of the teams in the NFC East, in detail. The first target will be the Dallas Cowboys, whose fans experienced the 2017 season in the following five stages: Oh, and then they lost the ability to bail out of any losing debate with Eagles fans by resorting to, "You don't have any rings." Tough year. To note, we will not be talking about the positives of any of the Eagles' NFC East rivals, because, well, that's no fun. This will be 100 percent vitriolic. And yes, we'll try to torch the Eagles as well (though I'm not quite sure how yet). 1) The Cowboys have nothing at receiver There was once a time when former star wide receiver Dez Bryant was thought of as one of the five best players at his position in the NFL. Now? Not so much. By releasing Bryant, the Cowboys saved $8.5 million against the cap in 2018, which in my view was a no-brainer decision. And yet, they still managed to screw up that decision, as the timing of … [Read more...] about 10 reasons the Cowboys will be a dumpster fire this season
Pan Pylas, Associated Press Updated 4:20 am, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media during the quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Carney said the Bank of England has pulled back from a predicted rate hike, blaming some weaker than expected growth and inflation data. less Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media during the quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Carney said the Bank of England has pulled back from ... more Photo: Frank Augstein, AP The Brexit-induced income squeeze is easing for the British 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LONDON (AP) — The cost-of-living squeeze that many in Britain … [Read more...] about The Brexit-induced income squeeze is easing for the British
DON’T know what you’re looking for, light entertainment-wise, on a Saturday night but perfection for me would probably include the following. Music, comedy, a Ukrainian vampire, some Dutch country and western and a fat, chicken-dancing Bjorkalike, interspersed with a stage invasion and a very angry tweet from Rylan Clark-Neal, hoping the perpetrator: “Has broken his leg.” It would, in short, be Eurovision 2018. A night that’ll probably be best remembered for the stage invasion during SuRie’s UK performance even though there was so much more to enjoy here. Not the least of which was the spectacularly cack-handed production from our Portuguese hosts, who offered not one but four presenters. Daniela Ruah, Silvia Alberto, Catarina Furtado and Filomena Cautela, a quartet that showed such a perfect ineptitude for comedy I’d imagine they’ll have their own Channel 4 series before the end of the month. Not one useful thing those four told me all … [Read more...] about Eurovision had a vampire, a dancing chicken and a stage invader — and Graham Norton still stole the show
DECATUR, Ill. — Destiny Doud thought she had just 48 hours to be a mother.Like most of the hundreds of pregnant women who give birth while serving time each year, Doud was slated to give up her newborn to a relative just days after the baby was born last May.Doud recalled hugging Jaelynn close at the hospital, waiving off nurses’ offers to take the girl to the nursery. She wanted every minute to hold her daughter ahead of that wrenching separation.But just before handing off the baby to her own father, Doud learned she had qualified for a radical alternative. She could raise Jaelynn behind bars.On June 2, 2017, Doud cradled her newborn as she passed through a chain-link fence topped with razor wire, through heavy steel doors to a cell outfitted with a crib. A sign on the door reads: “Doud: Y21214 Baby: Jaelynn.”The Decatur Correctional Center is the only home the girl with wispy blonde hair and ice-blue eyes has known in her 11 months.Prison nursery … [Read more...] about Prisons are allowing mothers to raise their babies behind bars. But is the radical experiment in parenting and punishment a good idea?