Friday, March 10, 2006

A Gilded Cage

Here's an illicit snapshot of my friend Mel, our prison's only Jewish inmate, lighting a cigar as he takes his post- prandial walk in the prison gardens. Mel has been here long enough to have established good relations with the guards and authorities. Nobody gives him any bother. He is on particularly friendly terms with the Governor, who buys cigars for himself through Mel's cousin on the outside.
In all the years I've known him, Mel has never talked about the crime he was convicted of, although rumours swirl that Government Ministers were involved and that Mel took the fall for bigger fish.


Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

The only Jewish inmate? "Well done, Jews" is what I say. A relative of mine is behind bars and he never did a thing apart from buggering a baboon once.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

Bugger a baboon, go to jail; bugger a Ukrainian orphan, go to work for the UN. It's the same old bias at work, GB.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

Well if the UN is anything like my office he's flouting the no-smoking rules.

Bloody favouritism. It's the right wing, you know, still hoping for Rapture.

9:40 PM  

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