Civil Liberties

Brickbat: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime


Ray Wolfe faces up to 24 years in jail for falsely claiming to have found a hair in his food in the Summit County, Colorado, jail. Wolfe claimed he found a long hair in his beef stroganoff and complained to jailers. But after an investigation, including reviewing video of the kitchen and dining area, officials said Wolfe put the hair in his own food and charged him with tampering with evidence, false reporting, attempt to influence a public servant and a bail bond violation. With sentencing enhancements for being a habitual violator, Wolfe faces more than two decades in prison if convicted on all charges.