Al-Arian not adjusting to prison, Seeks Fines will probably settle for a carton of smokes
EFL hattip to WND
Sami Al-Arian, who is serving as his own attorney, is being held without bail in Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, Sumter County, while he awaits trial in 2005 on charges alleging he was the North American leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist organization.
In 2005? Y'know, we should do the same thing with the Guantanamo prisoners that the NYT and the Beebs are bitching about. Schedule their hearings for late 2006, maybe. That'll shut the ankle-biters up and meanwhile we can keep handing out giggle juice for depression...
The former University of South Florida computer science professor consistently has complained about conditions at Coleman.
"I don't like it here."
"Shut yer fudge up, boomer boy!"
"See whudda mean?"
In a motion filed Tuesday and made public Wednesday, Al-Arian renewed consistent claims that Coleman officials illegally are opening his mail outside his presence and are not allowing him to meet with and interview lawyers to discuss his case.
‘They keep removing my copies of Hustler from the plastic baggies.’
Citing court directives regarding the opening of his mail, Al-Arian asks that the government be fined $1,000 for every violation. In addition to being barred from meeting with lawyers, Al- Arian alleges he was told all telephone calls with legal advisers must be approved by the Bureau of Prisons regional office in Atlanta.
Make sure all his legal advice is provided in person so we can get prints and DNA from his advisors.
``At this rate, it might not be long before such approvals would require the Justice Department or the White House!’’
Al-Arian wrote. I would hope that the Justice Department is monitoring who bozo is conspiring with.
Posted by: Super Hose 2003-10-10