7th Circuit says "No D&D for you!"

http://abovethelaw.com/2010/01/seven...

I can't decide if this is sad, hilarious, embarrassing or all of the above:

Waupun’s long-serving Disruptive Group Coordinator, Captain Bruce Muraski, received an anonymous letter from an inmate. The letter expressed concern that Singer and three other inmates were forming a D&D gang and were trying to recruit others to join by passing around their D&D publications and touting the “rush” they got from playing the game. Muraski, Waupun’s expert on gang activity, decided to heed the letter’s advice and “check into this gang before it gets out of hand.”

They should check into that group handing around this book called "The Bible" too.

I wonder what they'll roll on save vs. appeal?

So in prison, you're not mocked and ridiculed for playing D&D?

Another strike against public school.

Yep, this article nails it:

Because what this is all about is punishment. It’s not about rehabilitation, it’s not about security, it’s about old-school vengeance carried out by state actors. He killed somebody, and we as a society found something else he liked that we can take away.

That's exactly what's going on.

I wonder if the other inmates ratted him out and left him holding the bag.... of holding.

Or, worse yet, re-rolled him as Elf Druid Princess or something.

A friend of mine just told me "wow, all this time I thought I was a dork, but really I was in a gang". I told him "that 20 sided dice really gives you instant street cred".

Paleocon wrote:

I wonder if the other inmates ratted him out and left him holding the bag.... *removes sunglasses* of holding.

YYEEEEAAAAHHH!!!

Fixed.

Seth wrote:

So in prison, you're not mocked and ridiculed for playing D&D?

Another strike against public school.

Sigged.

Hehe, this comes up as I'm reading Foucault's Discipline and Punishment for a class.

Malor wrote:

Yep, this article nails it:

Because what this is all about is punishment. It’s not about rehabilitation, it’s not about security, it’s about old-school vengeance carried out by state actors. He killed somebody, and we as a society found something else he liked that we can take away.

That's exactly what's going on.

Welcome to American corrections.

It's a relief to know that if I end up in prison, I don't have to become an Aryan.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

It's a relief to know that if I end up in prison, I don't have to become an Aryan.

Depends if you have to role for class or not.

Better cut this off quick before it turns into LARPing, somebody could get hurt.

Unfortunately, the mandatory prison RP system will now be Palladium Fantasy.

GURPS: Oz

If they'd been playing FATAL, they'd have been sentenced to death. Or should have been.

Actually, come to think of it, an Oz themed Dominion style card game could be pretty cool.

Wouldn't that more or less be Lunch Money?

Edit: Okay, I guess Lunch Money doesn't have the deck-building component. Hmm.

Because what this is all about is punishment. It’s not about rehabilitation, it’s not about security, it’s about old-school vengeance carried out by state actors. He was a non-violent drug offender who got caught with one too many ounces of marijuana, and we as a society found something else he liked that we can take away.

That's the real reason most American prisoners are behind bars facing Old Testament justice.

I'd have to think though that D&D would help cut down on nasty instances in the prison shower. It's to sex appeal kryptonite.

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