The Bush Boom
While recuperating from a bicycle accident, Vaara at Silt
noticed this article at the Beeb: Man shoots postman to get jailed
William Crutchfield, a 60-year-old electrical contractor with health problems, shot his postman in Snellville, Georgia. After the shooting he drove to the police station and confessed.
He wants a life sentence in prison where they will take care of his medical condition and provide him with the food and shelter he felt he would lose to $90,000 in medical bills.
Crutchfield worked out that shooting the postman would make it a Federal crime and he would go to the much better Federal prison system.
He felt his choices were Federal prison or living on the street. The new bankruptcy law doesn't seem to be an option.