I Don’t Belong in the Brig

05.10.07 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

In reporting on our unauthorized reproduction of Army publications, as noted yesterday, Gabriel Schoenfeld wrote an article entitled “Put Steven Aftergood in the Brig.”

He was way out of line, wrote Robert S. Norris of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

“Let’s get our prisons straight. A Brig is a ship’s or Navy/Marine prison and to my knowledge Aftergood has not angered the Navy to that point yet.”

“As for the Army, the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is a more logical place. But since Aftergood is a civilian he is not eligible for incarceration there either.”

“As he has done nothing wrong it looks as though he must remain free.”