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Janine free! (Other political prisoners not)

18 September 2009 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in prison | 2 Comments »

Back in December I reported here that adult film star Janine James was going to federal prison for six months for the non-crime of tax evasion — that is, failing to be robbed willingly by state agents.

Janine -- Halfway-ex-political prisoner

Janine -- Halfway-ex-political prisoner

I set up a Google news alert thingy then to follow anything else that wound up in the press about her case. Pretty much everything that came over the wire about her was connected with stories about Sandra Bullock, into whose custody Janine’s young daughter, Sunny, went while she was in prison. Much sappy commentary was written about how enthused Bullock was at her chance to “play mom”. I saw precisely zero attention given to how Sunny might have felt to have her mother kidnapped and caged, or, indeed, any mention at all of what Janine felt.

I expected that my news alert would turn up some mention of Janine’s release, but it never happened. Checking her website, FreeJanine.com (NSFW) the other day, I saw that she was released some time around August 18th. At $29.95/month for a membership, there was simply no way I was going to sign up to read her prison blog. Sorry, Janine.

Assuming the same program as mentioned when she was sentenced, Janine is now enjoying a further six months of brainwashing and control at a halfway house.

All this trouble, of course, meant that Janine wasn’t available to play in Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge, a tragedy of a different sort.

So, Janine is free, sort of. Glad you’re out. Hooray, sort of. Meanwhile, a few million other political prisoners remain incarcerated around the world.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Janine free! (Other political prisoners not)”

  2. By Temujin on 20 September 2009

    Well shit, if I had known the tip jar could have been used for memberships to FreeJanine.com, I would have rattled it a LONG time ago!

    Meanwhile Charles Rangel is living the high life, though he did exactly the same thing. Only difference is that Rangel actually signed a contract saying he would obey the tax laws that HE created :-0

  3. By Mike Gogulski on 20 September 2009

    Let it be known that I think Charles Rangel is a putz. And a schmuck.


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