Saturday, July 02, 2005

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime

On Drudge this morning;

I bet Gitmo better than the DC Jail.

Matthew Cooper of TIME and Judith Miller of the NEW YORK TIMES, who have been held in contempt for refusing to testify about their confidential sources, filed court papers Friday asking to be sentenced to home confinement or to particular federal prisons if they must be jailed.

Cooper asked not to be sent to the default facility for people held in civil contempt in Washington, the District of Columbia jail. "Confinement in the D.C. jail," Cooper's lawyers wrote, "would subject Mr. Cooper, a nonviolent, noncriminal journalist, to a dangerous maximum security lockup already overcrowded with a mix of convicted offenders and other detainees awaiting criminal trials."

Cooper asked to be sent to the federal prison camp in Cumberland, Md., if home confinement is not an option.

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