Recently I read about the former mayor of a major city in the southern United States who was sentenced to ten years in prison. I’m not familiar with the case, although I have visited that city on a couple of occasions. But what caught my (call it naive) attention was how someone in such a position of trust can betray that trust.
And then I thought for a while and it quite suddenly occurred to me that I personally know four, maybe five, people who as I write this are serving time in prison. Five different crimes; five different prisons; five cases of trust being violated. Some I knew fairly well, one or two less so, but I knew them.
The more I thought about it, the more I thought about it. Their convictions range from murder (One), theft (Two), larceny (One) and child pornography (One).
I think I’ve found something about four of them to write about.