Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Lawyers In Prison: No Longer a Club Fed?

Posted by Alan Childress

Here's a first-person account of life behind bars today for white collar criminals such as fallen lawyers, contrasted with the heady Spago-fed days of the Watergate-era lawyer/felon.  It is called Enter a 'Hellish Place' and it appears in the current edition of American, the magazine of the American Enterprise Institute.  It tells the harrowing tale of convicted lawyer Alfred Porro, the "Teflon attorney"81907_49833245_2 [apparently not so named because of any representation of DuPont for intellectual property] whose numerous investigations seriously caught up to him.  Nowadays, take heed: 

‘It’s not Yale, it’s jail,’ says [a] former corrections officer. ‘We don’t separate a white-collar guy from an organized-crime guy from a bank robber—they’re all the same.’

HatTip:  Danny Sokol, a University of Wisconsin Hastie Fellow and soon to visit at Missouri, put us onto this interesting story.


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