In the good old days, if you wanted to spring someone from the joint, you could go about it three well defined ways…
- Send a cake with a file baked inside to the prisoner
- Hurl rope ladders over the wall during exercise hour
- Smuggle them out dressed as someone else
Now it appears all you have to do is get tickets to the game.
An Iowa judge has allowed Randy Barker, who is halfway through concurrent 10 day sentences for a protection order, a furlough so he can go and watch his favourite team, the Boston Red Sox play the Kansas City Royals.
Randy’s lawyer, Margaret King, said, “He’s going to be allowed to go with his daddy and brother. They’ll bring him back tonight. It’s a small town. Everybody knows everybody, and everybody trusts everybody “
Well that’s alright then. Although I’d still rather watch Randy’s folks try and smuggle him past the guards dressed as the Head Warden’s wife…