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    As Walter Redawn Dixon was about to be set free from Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet last December, he tried to alert a guard that they were making a terrible mistake — that he was supposed to be on his way to federal prison.

    But when Dixon protested to the guard, he was told not to speak out of turn, then he was thrown in “the hole” — before being shown the door, Dixon said Thursday in a telephone interview with the Chicago Sun-Times from his new cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago.

    “He was damn rude to me,” Dixon said of the state prison guard. “He was like, ‘You don’t do that here.’ They put me in the hole. I actually told him I was supposed to go with the [federal] marshals.”

    [....]

    Dixon, 33, didn’t know anything about the paperwork snafu last year, when the prison gates opened before him and he was escorted to Joliet to board a train.

    “They waited there with me, and they gave me $27 in a little brown envelope,” Dixon said.

    [....]

    Shaer strongly disputed Dixon’s account of his release from Stateville last December.

    “We don’t have a hole,” Shaer said. “It may be Mr. Dixon’s vivid imagination. The person to tell anything to was the parole agent with whom he had regular contacts over months” of visits.





    I think he probably should get some manner of reduction in his sentence, under the circumstances



    As for the prison officials, it's pretty clear that they're lying. They claim they don't have a hole, but the solitary uint at Stateville has been described in detail, plus things like Congressional testimony about the solitary confinement conditions at Stateville, so it's plenty clear that yes, they do indeed have a "hole" at Stateville. Someone should have to 'splain about that.
    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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    Originally posted by Adam View Post





    I think he probably should get some manner of reduction in his sentence, under the circumstances



    As for the prison officials, it's pretty clear that they're lying. They claim they don't have a hole, but the solitary uint at Stateville has been described in detail, plus things like Congressional testimony about the solitary confinement conditions at Stateville, so it's plenty clear that yes, they do indeed have a "hole" at Stateville. Someone should have to 'splain about that.

    I think he should at least be in a minimum or medium security prison. I'm thinking he probably isn't an escape risk.

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