Nov 7, 2007

Sucks To Be You

CHICAGO (AP) - An inmate who's been in prison longer than anyone else in Illinois was up for a parole hearing last July. Seventy-8-year-old William Heirens was sentenced to three back-to-back life terms for murders he committed in the 1940's. He's spent 61 years in prison.
He was 17 years old when he entered the Cook County Jail. In his time in prison he became the first Illinois prisoner to earn a degree while in jail. (Fat lot of good that does him - hope he took a bunch of time-management classes)
State officials rejected William Heirens' request."God will forgive you, but the state won't," said Thomas Johnson, a member of the Prisoner Review Board, which voted 14-0 against parole. (Love the way Johnson speaks for GOD What is he? The Pope?)

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