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$85-a-night jail a hit with L.A.'s celebrity convicts

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 11:18 PM
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$85-a-night jail a hit with L.A.'s celebrity convicts


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LOS ANGELES - For well-heeled convicts sentenced to jail for relatively minor crimes, a cell at one of a handful of Southern California city jails is just a fistful of cash away - and Glendale's facility is gaining a reputation as an oasis.

At $85 a day, demand has surged for the jail's pay-to-stay program after errant celebrities Kiefer Sutherland and Gary Collins recently picked the site to bunk down in.

While Sutherland, 41, star of "24," was released last week, and Collins, 69, a veteran of countless TV shows, also is gone, the jail has been flooded with calls.

"After Kiefer and Gary, we got inundated with calls, so we actually have people lined up through the summer," said jail administrator Juan Lopez, who noted more than a dozen inmates are now signed up.

"We'll have to set up plaques that say 'Kiefer slept here' or 'Gary ate here."'
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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 11:18 PM
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Jail just isn't what it used to be...at least not for the elite and the well to do. Must be nice to be able to pick where you want to do your time after you've been convicted of breaking the law.

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posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 02:07 AM
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That's not such a bad thing really. They still have to do the time and they pay towards it as well.

One of the major problems with the whole concept of prison is that it costs the tax payers so much.

Maybe they could also spend 8 hours a day making toys for mattel?

Stop the out sourcing, make the cons work!!

MonKey


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posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 08:32 AM
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Fortunately it's just jail. If it were prison I doubt they'd have a say.

If I could pay so that I wouldn't have to poop in front of a dozen crack.s, I'm all for it! You're there to serve time, not to worry about getting cut over your brownie (and I mean dessert... probably).

I understand gang elements in LA and other megalopolis' jails are a serious concern. But all the jails I've been in have been pretty calm. You leave me alone, I'll leave you alone. One had just been finished a couple months prior so it was actually quite nice. You could even change the channel on the TV! You could buy a radio, so these people being allowed iPods isn't that big a deal. A laptop though so they can work on their "novel" ... uhh... they should just use the time to think about what to write when they get out.




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