Lay and Skilling found guilty of conspiracy

Former Enron executives Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling were found guilty today on most counts in their landmark conspiracy and fraud case.

Each count carries a sentence of five to ten years in prison. Harsh? Think of the thousands who lost their pensions because these greedy pigs tried to steal more millions. For them, this will probably be effectively be a life sentence.

I bet we now we start to see pleas from the Right saying maybe it’s time for prison reform because U.S. prisons are such deliberately vile places. Which they most certainly are.