Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Heroin stamps and the Cellular Jail

USPS NewsLink reports that postal inspectors found that Rebecca Kay Stulir-Wolf, an inmate at the Estrella Jail in Phoenix, was receiving black tar heroin from Andrew Morales Lopez through the mail. The heroin was secreted under postage stamps affixed to the envelopes.

Stulir-Wolf was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for possession of narcotic drugs. Lopez, also of Phoenix, received a similar sentence for transporting the drugs.

Speaking of jails, shown above is a 1997 stamp from Indian featuring its infamous Cellular Jail. It was aptly named because it consists of single cells which were meant for one inmate only. It was here the British Government used to send "dangerous prisoners" and today is a national landmark.

For more on the Indian's Cellular Jail, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM