Things are getting testy between your humble blogger and the powers at FACDL. Think Angela Merkel and Greece; President Obama and John Boehner; John Kerry and the Ayatollah; Clint Eastwood and a mugger; Rocky and Clubber Lang. You get the picture. They despise us.
We will summarize the email FACDL sent out:
"Unless and until one of you criminal defense attorneys wants to put your head on the chopping block and give us your name, your client's name, the name of the corrections officers you dealt with at TGK, then there is nothing we can do except tell you that we - at great personal sacrifice- met with the Captain at TGK who informed us that he is shocked! Shocked to find that lawyers are not being given immediate and unfettered access to their clients. TGK strives to provide a warm, nurturing and rehabilitative atmosphere where lawyers and clients have access to comfy lounges where they can discuss the case and prepare for trial and any accusation that this is not the case is rank calumny.
Remember folks, you can trust TGK. This is the same jail that opened all the cell doors in one security area so that a group of inmates could assault an inmate.
So of course you as a defense attorney should come forward, especially if your client is still in custody, because this is TGK and nothing untoward like physical retaliation would ever occur. This is TGK, not North Korea for goodness sakes. "
Rumpole says: Don't take the bait. Don't risk it. Take your client to a civil firm and file a lawsuit. All FACDL did, does, and will do is have a meeting with the brass who be shocked about such allegations and will assure FACDL that this must be a lie, an aberration, an attorney with a bone to pick and all lawyers are given complete access to any client they want to see with professional courtesy and the type of efficiency that the department of corrections is known world wide for. If you have any doubt as to the professionalism and efficiency of the folks at TGK, just remember this is a jail that- upon the posting of a bond- strives to have your client released within the month- although of course there may be certain cases that take a little while longer.
So go ahead, be a dope, and become a snitch and watch as you get hung out to dry.
Buckle up- things are getting nasty.
See you in court, just not at any FACDL soirees.
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