It has been less than two weeks since now former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pled guilty to one count of violating Pennsylvania bribery law. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Diamond was so outraged by Williams' mountain of lies, he revoked his bail and ordered his immediate detention.
When Williams is sentenced in October, Judge Diamond will likely impose the statutory maximum of 57 months and a $250,000 fine. Club Fed will be hard on Williams but not as hard as the life that awaits him as a returning citizen. At the recent Beyond the Walls: Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit Prison, speaker after speaker underscored that reentry begins inside the walls. So if the former DA has TV privileges, he should check out Frontline’s “Life on Parole,” a look at Connecticut’s efforts to reduce recidivism.
The documentary airs on PBS on Tuesday, July 18. To check your local listing, go here.