Prison Life of Lil Wayne Sure is Cushy

Well, I've never been imprisoned and I hope I never will, but according to The Week magazine, life in New York's notorious Rikers Island prison isn't all that bad. At least not if you're a rap star like Lil Wayne:

Hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne — real name: Dwayne Carter — is currently serving time at New York's infamous Rikers Island prison on drugs and weapons charges. But, based on media reports and the 27-year-old rapper's own account of his life behind bars, life on the inside isn't all bad for a pop culture icon. Here's a numerical look at Wayne's incarceration:

12
Duration, in months, of Lil Wayne's prison sentence at Rikers Island for illegally possessing a handgun [...]

1
Minimum number of times Rikers guards have busted Lil Wayne for possession of "contraband," including headphones and a charger for an Mp3 player

11 a.m.
Hour at which Lil Wayne wakes up each day. According to the rapper, his prison routine consists mostly of talking on the phone to his kids and "wonderful mother," reading fan mail, doing "pushups," listening to ESPN radio and reading the Bible

90
Length, in seconds, of the vocal solo Lil Wayne recorded over the phone, from jail, for Canadian rap artist Drake, one of his musical protegés

More at The Week (fantastic mag, btw - well worth subscribing): Link


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I'd like to see those stats compared with the activities of the average inmate at Riker's and at some other prisons in other parts of the country. Is Little Wayne's treatment the average at his facility? Or is he having an extra easy time? Or is Riker's easier than other prisons? Without a base for comparison, those facts are pretty useless.
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