Loaded on Sept. 15, 2011 published in Prison Legal News September, 2011, page 39
In 2007, Joseph Lyons, 42, was serving a larceny sentence at a Jackson, Michigan prison. He was forced to share a cell with Vernard “Bone” Meadows, 31 ...
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