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November 17, 2011

"Cats outnumber inmates at Fla. prison about to close"

Lol cat 8It is rare I have a reasonable excuse to do any "cat blogging" in this space, but today I get an opportunity to do just that through the title of this post, which is also the title of this new AP article.  Here are the details:

Authorities say dozens of cats that snuck into a South Florida prison will get new homes before the facility closes next month....

As many as 80 cats have burrowed under fences and taken up residence at the state-run prison in Belle Glade. Inmates have been feeding the felines, even though prison rules prohibit that.

The 1,000-inmate prison closes Dec. 1. Officials tell The Palm Beach Post that as of Monday, there are more cats than prisoners at the facility. Just 69 inmates remain awaiting transfers.

Palm Beach County animal control officers are removing the animals so they won't starve when the prison closes. They're offering to waive adoption fees to find them new homes. However, some of the cats had to be euthanized because they were feral and couldn't be adopted.

As the picture I have posted above is meant to suggest, I encourage readers to come up with good jokes or puns about cats in prison.  Riffing off one of my old punny favorites, I will start the thread by wondering how many of these cats are now behind bars because they got involved with kitty porn.

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A good many may be there for being cat burglars....

Posted by: Brett Barrouquere | Nov 17, 2011 10:04:45 AM

Sounds like ineffective assistance of counsel. Their attorneys should be declawed.

Posted by: HWM | Nov 17, 2011 12:46:02 PM

I have to applaud the restraint of Professor Berman and his readers for avoiding any obvious jokes about cat fights and pussycats which might be present in this story. Or maybe I'm just thankful that this story does not involve a women's prison.

But, seriously, the article missed the most interesting part of the story - the only guards present in this prison are a little brown mouse and a little yellow bird, yet there have been no escapes.

Posted by: virginia | Nov 17, 2011 3:14:18 PM

Wonder how many got nipped for felinious assault?

Posted by: Res ipsa | Nov 17, 2011 3:33:55 PM

Feline inmates are put to work making biscuits.

(I'm a criminal defense attorney in private practice.)

Posted by: Steve Scarborough | Nov 17, 2011 4:09:34 PM

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