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.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

Leave a Reply