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Monday, September 13, 2004

Monkey Crime Wave 

The Chicago Tribune writes this article on India's Alcatraz Prison for Primates

The thief threatened children with bricks and ripped the buttons off shirts. He stole tomatoes from one home and snatched bread from another. Down the street, he briefly fled with a differential equations book and beat a calculator with his fist.

He was one bad monkey. And last week he was sentenced to life in prison for his crimes, inmate No. 13 at the country's only known monkey jail, where very bad monkeys are sent to live out their remaining years.
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This jail is Punjab state's answer to the monkey menace in India, where killing monkeys is forbidden. Hindus consider monkeys sacred, living representatives of the monkey god Hanuman. Thousands of temples are dedicated to Hanuman, and many people feed monkeys in the hopes of divine rewards.

Apparently this is a real growing problem in India. I wonder if they have worker release programs or early parol for good behavior? At the very least they should get cable TV and bananas.

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