Tuesday, July 29, 2014

People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)

What do you think the going rate for a smart phone (i.e., a cell phone with internet access) is in prison?

Answer:  $1000.

Nice work, if you can get it.

Of course, you also risk -- as here -- an additional seven years in prison if you get caught.  So you've got to definitely be aware of that downside.

I also thought it was interesting that the defendant's name in this case was "Redd".  Given that the opinion involves smuggling things (here, cell phones and tobacco) into prison, it reminded me of The Shawshank Redemption.  In which a similar character, "Red", is a "man who can get things" (i.e., smuggle them into prison).  And does.

Except Red never got caught and busted for seven extra years.

More proof that crime in the movies is a lot more fun than crime in real life.