"merlene maten undoubtedly stands out in the prison where she has been held since hurricane katrina. the 73-year-old church deaconess, never before in trouble with the law, now sleeps among hardened criminals. her bail is a stiff $50,000. her offense? police say the grandmother from new orleans took $63.50 in goods from a looted deli the day after katrina struck."
Courtesy of Skippy.