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Selecting a prison

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By the time a criminal defendant is convicted and sentenced, the defendant’s attention often is focused on where s/he will be housed. Here is a Wall Street Journal article discussing former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling’s efforts to obtain his first choice for prison.

In any event, the article’s title refers to "Club Feds." However, no matter how comparatively desirable might be some federal prisons over others, no inmate is at liberty, from things as small as being told when to awake in the morning to having the clock click closer and closer to a defendant’s release date. Jon Katz