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Saudi prince to spend hard time in posh prison with cable TV and sunset view

Crime doesn't pay and when you commit a crime, you should do hard time. And that's what's facing Saudi prince Bader Al-Saud, according to an article in the Boston Herald. The prince pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge — homicide by motor vehicle while operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor (that's a misdemeanor???); and now faces hard time in a ritzy Colonial house that serves as the Martha's Vineyard jail. Here's how it's described in the article:
The jail is a handsome clapboard house built in 1873 and ringed by a white picket fence.
The wind carries a sweet sea breeze to the prison yard, which boasts a full weight set that Al-Saud, 23, can use to bulk up his frame.
Inmates can take in the brilliant sunsets from their windows – which are framed with wooden shutters and decorated with understated iron bars. Cons wear their own clothes and can order their food from an in-house chef, said former inmate Alan Thistle, 53.
Cells are outfitted with 13-inch, remote-controlled cable TVs that inmates can hook up Nintendo game systems to, Thistle said.
“I got better treatment in there than I do at some hotels. I’m telling you, it was picturesque,” said Thistle, who served an 18-month sentence on drug charges.
For a prince, how much worse can it get? This is hard time. But, then again, maybe he should be subject to the punishment an average Saudi might get in his homeland. That would truly be justice. I wonder what the penalty is in Saudi Arabia for killing someone after driving drunk. Well, Brian Maloney-Baloney-Melarkey over at Malice in Malkinland doesn't like it much either. But he's trying to make lemonade out of the lemon.
I'm thinking about breaking the law in Edgartown just to get a stay there. Care to join me?

Remember, young Maloney-Baloney-Melarkey, that it's not what you do but who you know? Would you expect any other treatment of a member of the Bush-Saud royal family? You really shouldn't criticize a friend of your beloved Savior, President Bush. Why, that's tantamount to treason!


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