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In the first of what is certain to be an avalanche of like-minded stories leading up to Black’s sentencing, Steve Brearton wrote a piece in the Globe’s Report on Business magazine comparing Radler’s and Black’s likely prison digs. Needless to say, Radler’s prospects are somewhat sunnier both in terms of his sentence and the nature of his accommodations. Brearton reports that the William Head Institution (Radler’s likely destination) sits on 8o oceanfront acres on Vancouver Island. Radler will likely get a private room in what is described as a “five-bedroom townhouse.” Black, on the other hand, looks as though he’ll be ensconced at the Oxford Federal Correctional Institution amid Wisconsin farm country. “Inmates sleep four or more to a room, in barracks-style buildings,” writes Brearton. Still, both Radler and Black will have to suffer a drastic cut in remuneration. Black will have to make do with 12 to 40 cents per hour. Radler will do somewhat better, raking in between $5.80 and $6.90 a day (Canadian).
Versus: Source [The Globe and Mail]