Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Brownie Is Back (Sort Of)

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 4:24 PM

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Bryan Brown hasn’t forgotten about Kansas, especially the state’s jails.

Brown, the former head of the Consumer Protection Division in then-Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline’s office, skipped town earlier this year after Kline lost a re-election bid to Paul Morrison. Brown reportedly left the Sunflower State to start his own law firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

But Brown has kept his thoughts on Kansas – and distaste for Johnson County Sun columnist Steve Rose – alive on his blog. Brown reminisces about the 68 days he spent in the hoosegow on a contempt of court charge in 1992 for violating a federal judge's injunction that barred protestors from blocking the entrances to an abortion clinic.

For about a week, Brown has explained how he got bounced from jails in Wichita, which he describes in this post, and Goodland, which he describes here and El Dorado, reviewed in this post. He has also detailed his cellmates and recounted the accommodations of each joint.

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In today’s Halloween-themed post, Brown recalls corresponding with a surprising pen pal while incarcerated in Butler County. There, Brown received letters from a 20-year-old pro-choice pen pal who he’d debated outside of an abortion clinic. Brown calls her “cute” but also an “openly Christ-hating,” “screaming pro-abort” who was into Marxism and Wicca.

Brown writes that the witch shared her “personal pain” with him in her letters, “from a bad childhood to failed relationships to an abortion” and eventually, Brown helped her “find her way to healing, to faith and ultimately to bowing before her Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, Jesus Christ the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords.” – Justin Kendall

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