Breaking News: Two days after we first reported that the Boston Celtics were hosting an inmates vs. players exhibition game on September 29 at MCI Norfolk, the Department of Corrections was forced to cancel the event due to the public outrage it sparked.
This is why I always fight back when people suggest that public sector employees shouldn’t be allowed to unionize. Management is allowing dangerous conditions that are nearly getting officers killed, and rewarding prisoners with special privileges that people outside of prison would never have access to. Employees were upset about it, and since no one in the mainstream media would talk about it they came to Turtleboy and we published the story for them. We shamed the DOC into doing the right thing, and we’re happy to do it.
The whole thing would’ve been awkward anyway if Paul Pierce was one of the alumni the Celtics planned to bring with them. After all, MCI Norfolk is the home to William Ragland, the man who stabbed Pierce repeatedly in 2000 and previously killed a man when he was 14 years old by firing indiscriminately into a crowd.