Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Million Bucks for Public Records?

So over a year ago, the ACLU calls up Sheriff Marlin Gusman's office about conditions at OPP. Gusman thinks it over and figures there will be some expenses incurred by his office in the preparation of relevant documents. So he comes up with a number for the ACLU to compensate his office: $1.75 million.

One million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars. For copies of public documents.

That's an insult. Gusman should be ashamed.

Had the ACLU gotten the public documents on time, they might have been able to expose the poor conditions that perhaps contributed to some suspicious deaths of overnight inmates. Including someone close to many bloggers and friends of mine.


Papa Bear said...

What's really sad is the lack of creditable persons who could take Gusman's job when he comes up for reelection in 2012.

Think we can get Jason Williams to take that job?

E said...

I'd love that. Jason Williams would be great.

Papa Bear said...

I think over time Jason might be able to be persuaded.