Friday, January 21, 2005

Holy Smokes!

The news here in Winnipeg is that inmates at the Headingley Correctional Centre have had their bibles confiscated, because too many of them have been ripping out pages to roll cigarettes.

I think the main reason this is on the front page of the Winnipeg Sun and the Winnipeg Free Press is because of the pun potential of this story: Holy smokes, holy rollers, etc. As the Free Press (not online) lede put it this morning, "The Bible is the hottest read at Headlingley jail these days." Ouch...

One inmate named Robert Mayo, who "has been left with only his own personal Bibles he brought in with him," told the Free Press that, "They shouldn't be doing this because the Bible will show (inmates) another path instead of the one they're following now."

Keep in mind, this is a fellow who checked in with a couple of his own personal bibles...

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