Posts tagged "prison"

Beach Bum Shows Off Their Lindsay Lohan Love

If you happen to be in New York City today and pass by the Beach Bum Tanning Salon at 239 7th Avenue, take note of their interesting bright orange accessory. The fake bake salon is showing their support and devotion for Lindsay Lohan — a valued longtime customer — by staging a protest and wrapping…

Bianca Posterli / July 27, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Piper Kerman Talks About Doing Time Behind Bars

In February 2004, Piper Kerman arrived at the women’s prison in Danbury, Conn., to serve a yearlong sentence for a drug-related crime she’d committed 10 years before.

“There’s no visiting today,” an officer told Piper when her fiancé pulled into one of the parking areas.

“I’m here to surrender,” she said.

Catherine Strawn / April 6, 2010

Here’s A Warning: Don’t Pretend To Work At Vogue

Here’s a lesson for everyone out there. If you’re looking for freebies, do not claim that you’re a Vogue editor. Emma Charlton did just that, and now she’s stuck in prison for three years. After convincing an unsuspecting man to marry her, she booked a wedding at the Slaley Hall Hotel in Northumberland, and claimed…

Bianca Posterli / March 9, 2010

28-Year-Old Lady Prison Guard Falls For Violent Rapist

British prison officer Lisa Harris, 28, had found the man of her dreams. His name was Daniel Lynch, and he was a 33-year-old dream boat with big muscles and a baby face. Last February, they had a month-long whirlwind affair where they traded loads of loving text messages (“I miss you, can’t wait to see…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 28, 2010

Transsexual Inmate Has A Beef With The System

Here’s a brainteaser: If someone is born a man, but becomes legally female aside one special male part, and then they kill someone, which prison should they be held in—male or female?

Well, according to a transsexual inmate in this specific situation, she says she should be hanging with the ladies. Currently held i…

Daniela Guernica / July 24, 2009

Condoms Are A Rarity In U.S. Prisons

The Los Angeles County Sheriff is considering expanding a program that distributes condoms in a unit for gay men at Men’s Central Jail. Currently, an outreach worker from nonprofit Center for Health Justice stops by once a week to give one condom per inmate to the 300 men in that unit. Now they’re considering doubling…

Catherine Strawn / July 2, 2009

What If Your Mother Married A Rapist?

Shudder. Double X has a creepy tale penned by Anna Balkrishna about how her mother married her prison pen pal. Oh, and why was he in jail in the first place? Rape, it turned out. After 22 years of marriage, Balkrishna’s parents divorced. Not long after, Balkrishna’s mother happened to get a random, out-of-state, collect…

Susannah Breslin / June 18, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: “Twilight” Is Good For Business And Inmates Find A Way To Have Sex

Forks, WA, has had an unexpected surge in tourists, or rather Edward stalkers, who have been making pilgrimages to the town. [NPR]
In other “Twilight”-related news, Hot Topic reported an 11.4 percent increase in profits for the third quarter, helped largely by sales from its license with the movie. [DNR]…

Catherine Strawn / November 20, 2008

Women’s Prisons Are So Hot Right Now

Seriously, women’s prisons are the new black. Three TV shows, currently in the works, will feature babes behind bars. Alan Ball, the writer/creator that brought you Six Feet Under and American Beauty, is slated to do another show at HBO, an adaptation of the award winning British hit, Bad Girls. The program promises to be…

Simcha / May 29, 2008
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