Reading yesterday’s New York Times piece on the Minnesota government shutdown, I didn’t learn anything new about the stand-off between state Republicans and Democrats.
But I picked up a couple tidbits about Minnesota prisons:
The state Department of Corrections said it was ending family and volunteers’ visits and yoga classes for prisoners and ” if the shutdown lasts long enough for service to lapse ” prisoners will see no more cable television.
–Monica Davey, “No End in Sight as Minnesotans Grapple With State Shutdown“; The New York Times (7/1/2011)
What, no wi-fi?
Please don’t tell me we (also) give convicts better health care than average citizens.
P.S.: And no, I don’t think the shutdown casts the state in the same light as Florida or California — or Greece.
It just says that Minnesotans are tackling a problem others are ducking, at least so far.