SENT TO THE SHU AGAIN Former Alabama governor Don E. Siegelman was sent to the SHU again this week. Former Alabama governor Don E. Siegelman was sent to the Special Housing Unit, called solitary confinement or SHU, this week at the Louisiana facility in which he is imprisoned on political corruption charges, according to his son Joseph Siegelman. Siegelman, 70, was quoted extensively in a Washington Post article this week on former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, whose 2014 conviction on public corruption charges was reviewed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. This case is similar to Governor Siegelman’s case in that the definition of political bribery is so loosely […]
Final Bid Closed at $4500! Really! Congratulations, BBPCB, on getting this piece of history! The final bid of $4,500.00 was submitted after a fast and furious competition ensued for the prison garb worn by former Governor Don Siegelman. Friends of Siegelman RIPPED THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK to raise money for Steve Wimberly’s documentary, Atticus v. the Architect. Don Siegelman literally sold the shirt right off his back! The shirt was auctioned on EBay for considerably more money that was anticipated. Not many people have an authentic prison T-shirt worn by a “America’s #1 Political Prisoner”? Well, bidder bbpcb just paid $4500.00 to own this piece of history. Don Siegelman […]
New Hope! Student Reporter Allison Mollenkamp writes “There may be new hope for former Alabama governor Don Siegelman. 100 former state attorneys general are pushing for the former governor’s release.” She reports on Alabama Public Radio that 100 former Attorneys General are petitioning President Obama to pardon Don on the grounds that his prosecution was politically motivated. Read/listen to Allison’s program at Alabama Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Perversion of Justice An Anniston Star editorial quotes the letter from the former state attorneys general as saying: “Although nine years have passed, Gov. Siegelman’s unjust conviction continues to eat away at the integrity of the justice system. . . . Many […]
How many people do you know have an authentic prison T-shirt worn by a “America’s #1 Political Prisoner”?