Yesterday, I heard yet another story about Hurricane Katrina refugees. This one, though, was a little different than the ones like this one.
It seems that folks were having a hard time finding places to put up one group of 25 refugees. They looked around, asked around, and there really seemed nowhere they could go. Finally, one place stepped forward and offered them shelter: a prison. More specifically, Pocahontas Correctional Unit, a women’s prison in Chesterfield, VA.
The refugees had no say in the matter, so that’s where they went. And now they’re behind bars indefinitely, never having committed any crime that we know of.
But so far, both the refugees and the prisoners seem quite happy with the situation…