As 2010 comes to a close, I would like to share my top predictions for 2011 as well as recap a few key events from 2010. As we all know, 2010 was a year of change and recovery. This is a good thing in many ways. While the economy is getting better, more changes are coming. 2010 brought us the incarcerations of Madoff as well as the final stages of the investigations into others involved. We also saw rapper T.I. violate his probation and return to prison, while Michael Vick continues to go strong on his road back. We saw Lindsay Lohan receive an appropriate alternative sentence, while Charlie Sheen continues his cry for an INCARCERVENTION! 2010 also brought election changes that will take effect in 2011. 2011 should be full of more of the same and some new twists as well.
1- There will be criminal charges brought in the BP Gulf oil disaster. Remember the wheels of Justice turn slowly, but they do turn.
2- Wall Street Hedge Funds and Insider traders are the big “get” for the D.O.J .in 2011. Look out!
3- Celebrities will continue to get in trouble. But, this year we may see some courts begin to be creative in their sentencing.
4- Election results in California, where there is a huge problem with the prison system, will result in positive alternative sentencing and more education for Judges and courts. The new Attorney General Kamala Harris is tough but understands the need for rehabilitation in most cases.
5- The country will continue to become educated to the facts that most people in custody are coming out-and soon. Through programs like CNN Heroes shining the light on people like Susan Burton, 2011 will be a year of change and understanding in our criminal justice system.
6- Wesley Snipes will continue to complain about his prison term while he is in Prison!
7- Andy Fastow, remember him from ENRON, will be released from Prison.
8- Blago will be re-tried and eventually go to Prison.
9- Our new Supreme Court will show us what they are really made of as they try to hand down Equal Justice.
10-Dr. Drew will find himself in need of an INCARCERVENTION!
Good-bye to 2010 and hello 2011. This insider is ready.