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Not All Are Frivolous

I wanted to write about something in the March issue of the PLN. On page 6, an article addressing an absurdly frivolous lawsuit filed by a couple of idiots here about lottery tickets, says: "Wisconsin prisoners answered the question by filing suit alleging that they were constitutionally entitled to purchase lottery tickets." Actually, two Wisconsin prisoners filed that case, X and Y. I'll tell you something. I work in the law library here in Waupun, and those two guys are the two most frivolous. I've tried to dissuade them from filing idiotic suits, to no avail.

The article about the lottery suit was very good, and right on the money. But I was just slightly upset in that it seemed to make all Wisconsin cons sound like a bunch of idiots. I hate to sound vain, but I've been locked up in this state since 1980, and I've spent the entire time struggling against the tyranny of prison officials and the injustice of the court system. I've won some important victories in that time, and I've certainly never filed a frivolous or ridiculous action. There are a few other guys around who have done the same. My point is that there are some real live, down for-it activist prisoners in this state. I guess I at least wanted you to know that, in the face of the article about the lottery suit which might cause one to think we're all bunch of idiots over here.

A.L., WI

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