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How was Jose Baez able to show Casey Anthony People magazine and other publications in jail? Isn’t that against the rules?

January 16, 2009

After watching the “lost” jailhouse video between Casey and her parents, a few questions have arisen.  One being how was Baez able to show Casey, People magazine, and how was she able to read her Bible when Cindy had stated before that she wasn’t allowed to have it.


Looks like it is NOT  possible to bring books or magazines into the jail for inmates.  I would assume that would include her Bible, as Cindy said.  But I read somewhere that she did have access to a  Bible.   According to the above rules, if  the books or magazines were sent from a publisher or bookstore she would be allowed to have them.

In the video, she specifically said JOSE showed her People magazine.  maybe that was possible because of the motion shown below, and OC’s change of policy regarding laptops and attorneys.  Jose could have downloaded  the article in People magazine on his laptop and shown it to Casey or, maybe he accessed it online.  I’m sure he’s getting whatever information she requests or needs through that laptop.  I don’t know how or if at all  the jail would monitor what he was doing with his computer while they were together.


Definition of electronic media:  Media technology, such as television, THE INTERNET, radio, teletext and email, that communicates with large numbers of people.

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. Suzie Jane permalink
    January 16, 2009 12:01 pm

    I think I heard somewhere the Bible Casey has was purchased from the commissary – can’t bring it from outside so she bought one.

    I wonder if she got to the part about “Thou shalt not kill” yet….

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 16, 2009 12:19 pm

    Well, she sure knew you were supposed to “love thy neighbor!

  3. Rhonda permalink
    January 16, 2009 12:24 pm

    Your attorney can do a lot of things that a private citizen can not. There is also such a thing as prison ministry which supplies each prisoner a bible and bible studies and such as that. They are not just put in a hole to die. They still have access to the outside world in many ways. That is why some people make a career out of going to prison. It is really not as bad as people make it out to be. They eat 3 meals a day have a roof over there head, watch tv, listen to the radio, go to church and don’t have to pay any bills. To some people this is a better life than they had. And as far as when she gets to prison being kept away from everyone else, that is not going to happen. Remember there are others in there for killing children also. She won’t be alone I promise you and no one is going to kill her either.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 16, 2009 12:34 pm

    Thanks Rhonda. But, I thought that some really high profile offenders are kept away from the general population? Plus, she’s not in the federal penitentiary yet. Are county jails different?

  5. topcat08 permalink
    January 16, 2009 1:23 pm

    I bet Casey hasn’t looked at a bible in ten years. Now she has to play the part of young God-fearing soul that done nothing wrong. I’m sure Jose set that skit up.

  6. Nina permalink
    January 16, 2009 1:25 pm

    She must of passed over the ten commandments when she was reading her bible..I think she has broken all of them.

  7. Rhonda permalink
    January 16, 2009 2:09 pm

    In answer to your question itsamysterytome – From what I know, county jail is a lot different from prison. She is kept away from everyone. In prison she will have her on cell in a more guarded setting but will be allowed to be with the general population in her same classification area I think. I could be wrong. She will only be out of her cell at certain times of the day though. She can have her on tv and radio and clothes though.

  8. MAND permalink
    January 16, 2009 2:42 pm

    Dumbo believes rules are made for others…he is special.
    How true Top Cat…skipped right over those Ten Commandments…why read those she already knows ..she’s broken most of them. KC doesn’t read the Bible…and I doubt she has found God as the PREACHER MAN has reported to the NE.
    The NE should have had a shot of her holding her Bible in that story with the PREACHER MAN…they missed a great photo opt.

  9. Paul in PG BC permalink
    January 16, 2009 3:36 pm

    Rhonda: I would beg too differ with that she, Crazycasey ,is in danger big time she’s a kiddie killer and that does not go over to well inside.She is going to take a couple of good beatings!! thats a fact.The prison will know long be4 she there how the inmates will react to the Crazyone,she will be put into a segration unit where they are all in for the same kind of crimes and worse!!Is she in for a dose of reality,no spoon feeding there girl,Bertha the bull dike is waiting for her,gonna be someones Bitch,how fitting.I do wonder if Hose b has brought this to his Crazyclients attention!

  10. Rhonda permalink
    January 16, 2009 4:04 pm

    Paula in PG BC, Do you know anyone in the prison system? Or are you just going from what you see on tv or read in books?

  11. Suzie Jane permalink
    January 16, 2009 4:08 pm

    I just know Jeffrey Dahmer found out the hard way what general pop is all about…

  12. sophie permalink
    January 16, 2009 4:40 pm

    It’s amazing how many people suddenly want to look like a good Christian when they are awaiting sentencing.

    Remember Paris Hilton? Suddenly toting a bible around.

    Promising to attend church every Sunday as soon as released and live a new life.

    Back to partying and not once in a church or seen with a bible since her release.

    The bible’s a prop for most of these inmates.

    Show me an inmate who makes themselves familiar with a bible during a life sentence with NO possibility for parole and I’ll believe they might be sincere.

    Not so Casey Anthony.

    They have bible study groups in jail, and she’s probably only doing this for something to do to break up the monotony and look like Miss Priss.

  13. detwill39 permalink
    January 16, 2009 4:54 pm

    When and there is always the ‘if, Casey goes to prison, she will not be put in general population. She will be incarcerated with other PC’s …protective custody inmates. She will have her exercise hrs /showers etc at a different time than the general inmates. Prison wardens do not want murders or beatings to have to answer for.

    Paul~~I live in the same coutry as you…it just doesn’t happen that way. Even an inmate does not have the right to take the law into his/her own hands. The barbarics day are long gone in North America.

  14. detwill39 permalink
    January 16, 2009 4:56 pm

    Sophie~~becoming religious did not save Carla Faye Tucker from the lethal injection in Texas.

  15. Suzie Jane permalink
    January 16, 2009 5:05 pm

    Detwill39 – I guess I just think of Dahmer who was beaten to death by inmates.

    When serving a life sentence anyway (like I truly hope her nibs does), they can pretty much do as they please and can get away with. What are they gonna do – lock you up?

    Many prison guards just look the other way too when they share the same hatred for a particular inmate, no? JMO

  16. detwill39 permalink
    January 16, 2009 5:14 pm

    Susie~~I would not use the term ‘many’ in referring to prison guards. There may be the occasional one who would turn their back and they should not be on the prison staff.

    As far as Dahmer goes, that was an isolated case…God knows he may have been assigned to kitchen duty and tried to cook one of the other inmates for his midnight snack…..LOL …just kidding…

  17. Suzie Jane permalink
    January 16, 2009 5:17 pm

    Detwill39 – OMG, what a possibility 🙂 LOL

  18. detwill39 permalink
    January 16, 2009 5:23 pm

    Suzie~~notice I said ‘may have been assigned to kitchen duty”…. I expect the headlines on Channel 9 tomorrow will be ….JEFFERY DAHMER TRIES TO MAKE A STEW OUT OF FELLOW INMATE BEFORE HIS MURDER……….I think it is time for me to take a break LOL

  19. Suzie Jane permalink
    January 16, 2009 5:39 pm

    OK 🙂 will BBL

  20. Paul in PG BC permalink
    January 16, 2009 5:53 pm

    Rhonda,TV no .And yes I have exper. first hand,need I say more NO.

  21. Molly permalink
    January 16, 2009 6:13 pm

    She is way too high profile. She will again be put separate until they deem it safe to even mix her with other’s in the protective section. I doubt she’ll be in gen. population.

  22. Suzie Jane permalink
    January 16, 2009 6:42 pm

    Ya know Molly – that being said: Would this line of thinking inspire a would-be felon to think “The more heinous my crime, the safer I’ll be in the big house”?? Right?

    Wow, what’s wrong with this picture???? Isn’t it nutz?

  23. Paul in PG BC permalink
    January 17, 2009 2:06 am

    Here’s one to ponder! A cop killer is a hero in jail,A kiddie killer is scum and worse!She will be locked up 23 hrs a day until she can be placed into pop.safely.And that maybe some time..50yrs of this for her, just too cool.She does deserve it!
    Still do not see when funeral is,they must be of the notion ,we did not look for her whats the rush.
    The goofballs.

  24. January 21, 2009 10:20 am

    Thank you itsamysterytome for all of your enlightning articles on this case. In regards to the lost video, CrazyCasey says she watched Nancy Grace with Jose Byass. She heard what was being said about Cindy and CrazyCasey. (IMO CrazyCasey says this to get a jab in at Cindy cuz Cindy drops her head down as soon as CrazyCasey says it) You have posted the doc regarding the request for use of a laptop in the jail. This doc/motion is dated after 11/07/08. However the lost video was filmed on 08/14/08. What is up with that?? Sounds hoaky to me…

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