Inmate had $170,000, guns, TV, fridge in cell

NoStateofMind

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Inmate had $170,000, guns, TV, fridge in cell

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Officials in northeastern Brazil say they confiscated the equivalent of more than $170,000 and two pistols from an imprisoned drug trafficker whose jail cell was equipped with a plasma TV set, a refrigerator and gym equipment.

Jose Francisco Leite, head of the state of Bahia's Prison Affairs Department, said the "posh prison life" Genilson Lins da Silva led came to an abrupt end on Monday when police raided his cell as part of a statewide crackdown on drug trafficking.

LMAO! So this guys IN PRISON has $170,000 IN CASH, 2 HANDGUNS and a fucking PLASMA TV??? WTF!! Hell, most of us in the free world don't have that laying around. The guards must be REALLY lax to allow this type of crap. Not to mention, some were probably paid off to allow it. This is in Brazil, but damn, is life in prison there THAT good? :laugh:
 

Skitzer

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Just curious as to what he could possibly be intending to do with all that money ............ in jail?
 

bamacre

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Originally posted by: Skitzer
Just curious as to what he could possibly be intending to do with all that money ............ in jail?

It's enough money to keep all your holes the same size.
 

hellod9

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In Brazil, the gangs are controlled by prison inmates, through the use of cell phones. Those gangs control large parts of the country. The government has very little power over them.
 
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Originally posted by: Skitzer
Just curious as to what he could possibly be intending to do with all that money ............ in jail?

He needs it when he nips off to the pub in the exercise yard, and, let's face it, that Lamborghini is a bit of a gas hog. Also, you've got the stabling costs for his Clydesdale. And then of course the twice daily helicopter tours... they'll take you all over Brazil, but they don't take American Express.

Are you suggesting that he should have less money in jail? That's just madness!
 

StageLeft

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Damn, those who've seen Prison Break, he sounds like the main guy in that panama prison, but even more powerful!
 

Skitzer

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Ok, yeah .... I guess I can understand the money but 2 pistols? Where is his Uzi and 12 guage Mossberg?
 

Thump553

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Every once in a while, the History Channel (or possibly A&E) runs a fascinating documentary called "The Death of Pablo Escobar." Escobar was the king pin of the Columbian cocaine cartel back in its heyday, when it was as powerful (if not more so) than the government.

One thing I remember from that show was at one point Escobar had been convicted of a crime and under to prevent extradiction to the US, he agreed to go to jail in Columbia. He went to a specially built "prison" he designed and constructed-really a luxury resort. He had free run of the "prison," vetted the hiring and firing of guards, etc.

Here's link for more info: Escobar

Goes to show that our society is a long way away from being the most screwed up one.
 

feralkid

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Originally posted by: Skitzer
Ok, yeah .... I guess I can understand the money but 2 pistols? Where is his Uzi and 12 guage Mossberg?

Mossberg sux, no self respecting felon would be caught with such crap.
 

NoStateofMind

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Originally posted by: Thump553
Every once in a while, the History Channel (or possibly A&E) runs a fascinating documentary called "The Death of Pablo Escobar." Escobar was the king pin of the Columbian cocaine cartel back in its heyday, when it was as powerful (if not more so) than the government.

One thing I remember from that show was at one point Escobar had been convicted of a crime and under to prevent extradiction to the US, he agreed to go to jail in Columbia. He went to a specially built "prison" he designed and constructed-really a luxury resort. He had free run of the "prison," vetted the hiring and firing of guards, etc.

Here's link for more info: Escobar

Goes to show that our society is a long way away from being the most screwed up one.

Wait, are you trying to imply that if some miracle were to happen and Bush & co were convicted of crimes enough to be put in prison that they wouldn't live in a "resort" type prison? We're just as corrupt, just that those who are corrupt carry "noble" titles.
 

Zebo

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Originally posted by: Thump553
Every once in a while, the History Channel (or possibly A&E) runs a fascinating documentary called "The Death of Pablo Escobar." Escobar was the king pin of the Columbian cocaine cartel back in its heyday, when it was as powerful (if not more so) than the government.

One thing I remember from that show was at one point Escobar had been convicted of a crime and under to prevent extradiction to the US, he agreed to go to jail in Columbia. He went to a specially built "prison" he designed and constructed-really a luxury resort. He had free run of the "prison," vetted the hiring and firing of guards, etc.

Here's link for more info: Escobar

Goes to show that our society is a long way away from being the most screwed up one.

I saw that..incredible. He even had tigers as pets and all these fine women there too plus his wife.
 

palehorse

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Originally posted by: PC Surgeon
Originally posted by: Thump553
Every once in a while, the History Channel (or possibly A&E) runs a fascinating documentary called "The Death of Pablo Escobar." Escobar was the king pin of the Columbian cocaine cartel back in its heyday, when it was as powerful (if not more so) than the government.

One thing I remember from that show was at one point Escobar had been convicted of a crime and under to prevent extradiction to the US, he agreed to go to jail in Columbia. He went to a specially built "prison" he designed and constructed-really a luxury resort. He had free run of the "prison," vetted the hiring and firing of guards, etc.

Here's link for more info: Escobar

Goes to show that our society is a long way away from being the most screwed up one.

Wait, are you trying to imply that if some miracle were to happen and Bush & co were convicted of crimes enough to be put in prison that they wouldn't live in a "resort" type prison? We're just as corrupt, just that those who are corrupt carry "noble" titles.

:confused: just HAD to tie this to Bush somehow, didn't ya? lol.. what a tool...
 

NoStateofMind

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Originally posted by: palehorse
Originally posted by: PC Surgeon
Originally posted by: Thump553
Every once in a while, the History Channel (or possibly A&E) runs a fascinating documentary called "The Death of Pablo Escobar." Escobar was the king pin of the Columbian cocaine cartel back in its heyday, when it was as powerful (if not more so) than the government.

One thing I remember from that show was at one point Escobar had been convicted of a crime and under to prevent extradiction to the US, he agreed to go to jail in Columbia. He went to a specially built "prison" he designed and constructed-really a luxury resort. He had free run of the "prison," vetted the hiring and firing of guards, etc.

Here's link for more info: Escobar

Goes to show that our society is a long way away from being the most screwed up one.

Wait, are you trying to imply that if some miracle were to happen and Bush & co were convicted of crimes enough to be put in prison that they wouldn't live in a "resort" type prison? We're just as corrupt, just that those who are corrupt carry "noble" titles.

:confused: just HAD to tie this to Bush somehow, didn't ya? lol.. what a tool...

Not tying into Bush, but showing corruption has many titles and is not exclusive to other countries. Maybe you should try some reading comprehension classes.
 

Dari

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lol@ people here claiming this shit doesn't happen in America today. You have to realize that there are certain "prisons" in America that look like mansions. No bars, no walls. A friend of a friend even said that when his friend was locked up, they would order drugs and women like we order pizza. Hell, the prisoners would even leave for the weekend and comeback by Sunday night. Life was good. Why would they come back? Well, who wants to go to a real prison?
 

I Saw OJ

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Originally posted by: Dari
lol@ people here claiming this shit doesn't happen in America today. You have to realize that there are certain "prisons" in America that look like mansions. No bars, no walls. A friend of a friend even said that when his friend was locked up, they would order drugs and women like we order pizza. Hell, the prisoners would even leave for the weekend and comeback by Sunday night. Life was good. Why would they come back? Well, who wants to go to a real prison?

Friend of a friend huh? LOL pretty reliable source you got there. While im sure american prisons arent as bad as some other places in the world, dont fool yourself, prison aint no joke.
 

Jhhnn

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In many parts of the world, prison life is based on what you can afford, just like on the outside, with one caveat- you just can't leave.

The flipside of this guy's lifestyle is also true- if you can't afford to pay the bribes to let your friends on the outside help you, if you have any, you're going to be one miserable and hungry SOB...
 

SSSnail

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Originally posted by: bamacre
Originally posted by: Skitzer
Just curious as to what he could possibly be intending to do with all that money ............ in jail?

It's enough money to keep all your holes the same size.

I believe that's what the pistols were for, the money was for hookers and blow.
 

jman19

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Originally posted by: palehorse
Originally posted by: PC Surgeon
Originally posted by: Thump553
Every once in a while, the History Channel (or possibly A&E) runs a fascinating documentary called "The Death of Pablo Escobar." Escobar was the king pin of the Columbian cocaine cartel back in its heyday, when it was as powerful (if not more so) than the government.

One thing I remember from that show was at one point Escobar had been convicted of a crime and under to prevent extradiction to the US, he agreed to go to jail in Columbia. He went to a specially built "prison" he designed and constructed-really a luxury resort. He had free run of the "prison," vetted the hiring and firing of guards, etc.

Here's link for more info: Escobar

Goes to show that our society is a long way away from being the most screwed up one.

Wait, are you trying to imply that if some miracle were to happen and Bush & co were convicted of crimes enough to be put in prison that they wouldn't live in a "resort" type prison? We're just as corrupt, just that those who are corrupt carry "noble" titles.

:confused: just HAD to tie this to Bush somehow, didn't ya? lol.. what a tool...

Learn to read gooder. His comment didn't have anything to do with Bush other than he is a figure with a lot of power.
 

Dari

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Originally posted by: I Saw OJ
Originally posted by: Dari
lol@ people here claiming this shit doesn't happen in America today. You have to realize that there are certain "prisons" in America that look like mansions. No bars, no walls. A friend of a friend even said that when his friend was locked up, they would order drugs and women like we order pizza. Hell, the prisoners would even leave for the weekend and comeback by Sunday night. Life was good. Why would they come back? Well, who wants to go to a real prison?

Friend of a friend huh? LOL pretty reliable source you got there. While im sure american prisons arent as bad as some other places in the world, dont fool yourself, prison aint no joke.

You do realize that there are different types of prisons, right?
 

dahunan

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Originally posted by: palehorse
Originally posted by: PC Surgeon
Originally posted by: Thump553
Every once in a while, the History Channel (or possibly A&E) runs a fascinating documentary called "The Death of Pablo Escobar." Escobar was the king pin of the Columbian cocaine cartel back in its heyday, when it was as powerful (if not more so) than the government.

One thing I remember from that show was at one point Escobar had been convicted of a crime and under to prevent extradiction to the US, he agreed to go to jail in Columbia. He went to a specially built "prison" he designed and constructed-really a luxury resort. He had free run of the "prison," vetted the hiring and firing of guards, etc.

Here's link for more info: Escobar

Goes to show that our society is a long way away from being the most screwed up one.

Wait, are you trying to imply that if some miracle were to happen and Bush & co were convicted of crimes enough to be put in prison that they wouldn't live in a "resort" type prison? We're just as corrupt, just that those who are corrupt carry "noble" titles.

:confused: just HAD to tie this to Bush somehow, didn't ya? lol.. what a tool...


Did he ever get a conviction for his cocaine snorting habit?
 

spittledip

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Originally posted by: hellod9
In Brazil, the gangs are controlled by prison inmates, through the use of cell phones. Those gangs control large parts of the country. The government has very little power over them.

Stuff is like that in the States to a certain degree as well.