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Plaxico Burress Bidding for Prison Furlough

December 8, 2009

The man who shot himself accidentally  in a public place and got 2 years behind bars aka Plaxico Buress has petitioned the New York State Department of Corrections for a work furlough that would allow him to spend nights at home with his family instead of behind bars. He could also use the time to begin negotiations with NFL teams, who haven’t been too keen on trying to sign a player for a carton of cigarettes and credits at the canteen of the Oneida Correctional Facility.

According to the New York Post, Burress appears “depressed and isolated” in prison which is pretty shocking until you realize he’s in prison and not at summer camp. Based on past history, he may have to keep a stiff upper lip a bit longer.

Mr. Burress is eligible for work release under the Department of Corrections’ guidelines, then he should get it,” said Benjamin Brafman. “And my hope is that his celebrity status does not prevent him from getting a break that every other inmate with the same facts would be entitled to.”

Brafman tried this same “treat him like a civilian” course of action before Plax pleaded guilty and it didn’t work. Burress was treated exactly the same as everyone else charged with gun posession, but wanted to get special treatment so he didn’t end up sharing a shower room with them….

source nfl.fanhouse.com