Thursday, September 09, 2004

Pandering to public misconceptions

Prison life is easy. You get three great meals a day; beds as comfortable as a Holiday Inn's; air conditioning, gyms to work out in and all the cable television you desire.

Wait...no, that's not it. That's the public's conception, sometimes, of life in prison.

In reality, while you do get two or three meals a day, the food often is spoiled or otherwise inedible. On death rows, at least in Texas' case, there is no air conditioning. There are no gyms. And not only is there no cable television; there's no television at all.

Tomorrow we will visit the debate over why Texas is the only state in the U.S. not to allow its people on death row access to television -- and what is being done about it.

Stay tuned.

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